Tonight, thousands of people of all ages and from all walks of life are once more camping out in public squares in the main Spanish and Catalan cities. What started as a protest action last Sunday has snowballed into a, dare we say, "revolution", and promises to grow and grow until at least Sunday - election day.
Catalans and Spaniards are finally breaking out of their apathy to say enough is enough. This is not about Right and Left, this is not about anti-systems and anarchists. Simply people saying all we want is a Real, a True, Democracy. One where everyone has a voice, where there is a chance of finding a job, where politicians and businessmen take full responsibility for their actions, where the effects of the so-called crisis are not merely passed down to the man-in-the-street. A clean honest reliable consquential democracy, now.
These protesters have set up camp, organising their basic needs, mucking in together, in peaceful and tolerant places to debate and propose what a Democracy should be like.
They do not state which party deserves to win the elections (local ones, and some autonomous ones) on Sunday, merely that the public should lodge a Responsible Vote.
This protest shows no sign of slowing down. Here is a short video where you can get a feel for what is only just starting ....