#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.
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/
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latest vid from last night: 14/15-06-2011 Parlament de Barcelona
BARCELONA REVOLUTION (what we fight for and against, top vid after M27 day of violence)
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Mainstream reports on this mornings goings on:
Artur Mas y Núria de Gispert llegan al Parlament en helicóptero
Artur Mas y Núria de Gispert acceden al Parlament en helicóptero
Los parlamentarios catalanes logran acceder al Parlament entre pintadas, empujones y abucheos (with vid)
Mas y otros consejeros llegan al Parlament en helicóptero para evitar a los indignados
Caption: BARCELONA REVOLUTION (what we fight for and against, top vid after M27 day of violence)
Caption: Parlament de Barcelona: blocked by indignation