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Spain remembers the protests of the indignados 10 years later

2021-05-14T22:23:42.252Z

The first time of the 'indignados' in the square was on May 15, 2011: ten years later, Spain sums up the legacy of that protest movement that caused a strong political and social upheaval in a country overwhelmed by the economic and financial crisis of ... (ANSA)



(ANSA) - MADRID, MAY 14 - The first time of the 'indignados' in the square was on May 15, 2011: ten years later, Spain sums up the legacy of that protest movement that caused a strong political and social upheaval in a country overwhelmed by the economic and financial crisis of 2008.


    In these days, the Iberian media are proposing reports that recall those months of demonstrations against the political class - "do not represent us", shouted thousands of people - in dozens of cities and interviews with some of the participants, called to express their views on the successes and failures of the movement.


    Part of the complaints back then, such as those against job insecurity, poor prospects for young people, political corruption or the deterioration of public services, are still alive in today's Spanish society. The transformations that arose after those events were also different, according to some of those who experienced the movement in the first person.


    One of the most cited effects is the breakdown of the traditional two-party system thanks to the birth of new political formations: among the experiences that have left their mark is that of the left-wing Podemos party, born in 2014 with the aim of taking up the anti-establishment challenge of the ' indignados' and who then developed a path of institutionalization, first entering Parliament and then government, albeit in parallel with a progressive loss of popular support after a disruptive start. Now this party is in the process of reflecting on its future after the farewell to politics just announced by its undisputed leader until now, Pablo Iglesias. (HANDLE).


Source: ansa

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