#indignados: People have the power
The size of protests have been growing incredibly during this week. From the 50-some campers on Monday night, when they were cleared out by the police, to the 5000+ of Thursday evening (only in Sol).
But yesterday night (Friday 20th May) the response was amazing. Elections are held tomorrow (Sunday 22nd), and the movement have overshadowed all political propaganda during this week. The only news of politicians were on their opinion on the protests. So the “Commission for Elections” forbid all protests on Saturday on the grounds that “asking for responsible vote may alter the voting decision”. Remember that in Spain the day before elections no political propaganda can be held.
But this has only made anger rise. More than 25,000 people gathered in Sol yesterday night defying the ban, adding to a total of around 50,000 people throughout the country.
At midnight, when the ban started, in most cities and towns throughout Spain a minute of silence spread, waiting for the police to charge. It was followed a minute later by a tremendous shout of exaltation. We had won. Nothing can stop us now. People have the power.
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