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helicopters, gunshots, riot vans screaming, armed cavalcade blocked and turned away... M15 > J15

category international | anti-capitalism | news report author Wednesday June 15, 2011 10:03author by #SpanishRevolution Report this post to the editors

#SpanishRevolution M15 > a month on

helicopters, gunshots, lines of riot vans screaming around, police cordoned hi speed car cavalcade blocked in streets and turned away by protestors, old guys in the streets giving that sideways hand shake... A month into the #SpanishRevolution and things are really heating up.
acampadaBCN: take the square > take the parliament
acampadaBCN: take the square > take the parliament

The park is blocked, many riot vans built a tunnel way of sorts to attempt to get the ministers into the parliament, there had been shots with rubber bullets since 7am and a bit of cop striking out. Thousands of people were booing, hissing, jeering the politicians as they entered. More people were arriving, blocking the outer ends of the police line... It was becoming UNGOVERNABLE for the police. At around 9.30 a hi speed police protected cavalcade flew down avenue meridinia to reach the back of the police line, people saw the lights and ran towards the oncoming politicians (the more important ones, maybe the president Arthur Mas?) the crowds jumped infront of the cavalcade and stopped it, more people ran to support, the car tried to go down the wrong way, but was blocked again, it flew down a sidestreet. Many undercovers were running in this crowd taking out objects from their hips. The cavalcade turned and sped away, as quickly as it had entered; defeated, a win for the peaceful act of civil disobedianace by the INDIGNADOS. About an hour later, we saw the first helicpoter flying over, a firemen special yellow helicopter, flying low and going into the still shut down public park that houses the parliament. (ironically this park was built to house the fort of repression built after the year long siege of Barcelona in 1714, and only turned into a public space for the 1888 World fair, the irony is not lost on the Catalans, they too know their history) More and more have flown in, what is the cost of such an operation? Is it sustainable? will the public not surely say "theres something really fucked up here, the INDIGNADOS have a point". Even the press group, all with their orange arm bands, were herded into a special section, to leave way for movement of politicians and armed police.

Old guys in the streets giving that sideways hand shake, means, more or less, "fucking hell, things are heavy in the streets".

A month into the M15 (may 15) revolution and things have taken a big step here in Barcelona, if it grows it will be ungovernable, unmabageable. And chances are that is exactly how it will turn out.

Live stream: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/tots-som-pla%C3%A7a-catalunya
Catalan Tv live: http://www.tv3.cat/3alacarta/#/directes/TV3
acampadaBCN updates: http://acampadadebarcelona.org/aturemelparlament/

Previous articles #SpanishRevolution:

Tahrir comes to Spain
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/99816

Tahrir > Spain > World
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/99859

Real Democracy Now! Dublin - June19 against € Pact - Peaceful Demonstration ( #SpanishRevolution > #IrishRevolution)
http://www.indymedia.ie/article/99992

latest vid from last night: 14/15-06-2011 Parlament de Barcelona
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_k5FMqw5G4

BARCELONA REVOLUTION (what we fight for and against, top vid after M27 day of violence)
(This is translated, click the CC buton to read - HD] (ENG) (FR) (IT)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpK6w5UjzJc

Mainstream reports on this mornings goings on:
Artur Mas y Núria de Gispert llegan al Parlament en helicóptero
http://www.elperiodico.com/es/noticias/sociedad/seis-he...43246

Artur Mas y Núria de Gispert acceden al Parlament en helicóptero
http://www.lavanguardia.com/politica/20110615/541700877....html

Los parlamentarios catalanes logran acceder al Parlament entre pintadas, empujones y abucheos (with vid)
http://www.lavanguardia.com/politica/20110615/541709030....html

Mas y otros consejeros llegan al Parlament en helicóptero para evitar a los indignados
http://politica.elpais.com/politica/2011/06/14/actualid....html

1000's occupied the areas around the park to block parliament from meeting today
1000's occupied the areas around the park to block parliament from meeting today

riot cops firing rubber bullets at 7am this morning in Barcelona
riot cops firing rubber bullets at 7am this morning in Barcelona

No Passaran - They will not pass. The people of Barcelona have had enough
No Passaran - They will not pass. The people of Barcelona have had enough

Streets blocked by Barcelonas indignation, the politicians have to be flown in to make cuts... Remember Argentina???
Streets blocked by Barcelonas indignation, the politicians have to be flown in to make cuts... Remember Argentina???

Caption: BARCELONA REVOLUTION (what we fight for and against, top vid after M27 day of violence)


Caption: Parlament de Barcelona: blocked by indignation


 #   Title   Author   Date 
   follow #spanishrevolution on the TWEET machine     #spanishrevolution    Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:52 
   "the red line has been crossed" : Catalan parliament unanimously passes resolution of condemnation.     iosaf .:.    Wed Jun 15, 2011 14:37 
   Corruption     News watcher    Wed Jun 15, 2011 14:52 
   update (bicycle reconaisance report) : parlament is blockaded.     iosaf    Wed Jun 15, 2011 16:09 
   Images of this mornings violence     #SpanishRevolution    Wed Jun 15, 2011 17:50 
   BCN camp assembly "spokespeople" reject violence & present evidence of "provocateurs".     iosaf .:. ipsiphi    Wed Jun 15, 2011 23:28 
   Vids from yesterday     #SpanishRevolution    Thu Jun 16, 2011 08:20 
   The devious games of the Catalan authorites to rubbish the name of the PEACEFUL INDIGNADOS     PEACEFUL INDIGNADO    Fri Jun 17, 2011 20:36 
   Machinery Rules.     Mechanic.    Sun Jun 19, 2011 09:09 
 10   Real Men.     American.    Sun Jun 19, 2011 10:44 
 11   reporting the revolution     JoeMc    Sun Jun 19, 2011 12:27 
 12   Machinery rules???     opus diablos    Sun Jun 19, 2011 13:20 


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