There is a newspaper from Madrid called La Razón that I have never bought in my life but that maybe I buy this Friday because in the front page says BOICOT A LA DEMOCRACIA. A POR LA III REPÚBLICA.
You do not see such a frontpage in Spain each day. It is a very strong massage. Let me translate it: BOYCOTT TO DEMOCRACY. TO THE 3RD REPUBLIC.
This newspaper does not like the protests in the squares of Spain and it associates them to the left.
The mention of “III REPÚBLICA” is a very strong statement because in Spain everybody knows that the second republic ended in a civil war so when La Razón mentions this in some way it is telling everybody that we are heading to disaster.
In my opinion the reasons behind the protests in Spain have to be found in the fact that 40& of youth are jobless and that we are inside an economic crisis and we know that in the near future we won’t have growth but just cuts and cuts.
This Saturday and Sunday protesters want to continue their protest but the protest has been banned by the JEC or Junta Electoral Central. On Sunday there are elections. I imagine that is the reason why La Razón writes BOICOT A LA DEMOCRACIA.
It is years since we had such a tense time in Spain. I think people in Spain are nervous. We may be the next country to bailout.
Let’s hope that all ends well.
- “Spain’s economic crisis fuels protests” and related posts (business.blogs.cnn.com)
- “Spain Unemployment Protests Staged Ahead Of Sunday Elections” and related posts (huffingtonpost.com)
- Protests in Spain (politics.ie)
- All About My Mother-In-Law (hughgreen.wordpress.com)
- Photos And Videos From The Protests Raging In Spain (businessinsider.com)
- Spaniards defy ban to demonstrate in Madrid (sfgate.com)