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ORIGINAL FRENCH ARTICLE: Espagne : en direct de la Puerta Del Sol

by l’Huma

Spain: Live from the Puerta Del Sol

Translated Monday 23 May 2011, by Kristina Wischenkamper and reviewed by Henry Crapo

The protest movement of outraged youth at the heart of Madrid is being filmed live. It’s a good way to see how the movement is going and soak up the atmosphere.

Click here to watch live. At the heart of Madrid the plaza is one of the hotspots of the los indignados protest movement or the indignant as they are known beyond the Pyrenees. If you listen carefully you can hear the words of the song El pueblo unido jamas será vencido (The people united will never be defeated) adapted to current events.

Today is the sixth day of this youth protest united against austerity measures and, more generally, against the country’s living conditions. In Spain the unemployment rate of 18-25 year-olds has hit 45%.

It’s worth keeping an eye on this little camera over the weekend: Spanish electoral law bans demonstrations during elections and municipal elections are being held this Sunday. Los indignados have already announced that they are staying put: "They can’t kick us out, the political leaders won’t allow it, it would give them a bad image just before the elections" a young protester told AFP.

The movement of indignation is set to grow. On Thursday night in Paris several dozen protesters gathered in front of the Spanish Embassy.


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