Six months of #SpanishRevolution #15M
Inspired by the Arab Spring, on May 15th, 2011, massive demonstrations took place in the major cities of Spain. In the day after, in Madrid, around 40 people decided to camp at Puerta del Sol Square quickly starting a wave of square occupations over the country.
- In around ten days, the idea spread across Europe
- Demonstrators in Athens on May 25th 2011, occupying #Syntagma Square:
- May 27th, Barcelona eviction attempt
- On May 27th, the first serious violent ocurrence. Police tries to evacuate Barcelona's encampment - the second biggest of the country. Demonstrators who were at the square in the moment resisted to beats and received the support of thousands who came just after. As a result, the occupiers kept #AcampadaBCN alive.
- The attempt of eviction in Barcelona was marked by police brutality:
- June 13th, camps of Madrid and Barcelona dismount due decision of popular assemblies.
- As a result of assembleary consensus, the encampments of Madrid and Barcelona, the two biggest in the country, decided to dismount in order to focus their efforts on performing assemblies across the metropolitan suburbs.
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