Spain’s “Social Network” Protests Enter 4th Day
By Tyler Durden
First twitter and facebook took down several North African regimes where Ben Bernanke drove the people to a hunger-based desperation, now twitter is poised to topple the Spanish government. At least that appears to be the conventional wisdom in Spain, where for the fourth day people across the country are protesting record high (21%) unemployment and various other economic slowdown after effects. CNN reports on the latest out of Spain.
For those seeking a fist-person look from the ground, here is a summary of the 5 W’s of the Spanish protests courtesy of Spanish blog Against the Wall.
The Five W’s
* Who is it about?
A huge amalgam of groups and civil associations, the bigger ones “Democracia Real Ya” (Real Democracy Now) “No les Votes” (Don’t Vote Them) moving TENS OF THOUSANDS of people from every politic side, and ranging from 16 to 70 years old. More youngsters, of course, but in the late twenties and young families. Some traditional “alternative” dress codes but TONS of high university degrees between the groups. Smart people, and using social networks like crazy. they refuse to be from any political party, and specifically ask for removal of any sign related to parties, nationalisms, religions, or the old Kingdom vs. Republic discussion.
* What happened?