Madrid's re-staging of Tahrir Square's protest encampment mirrors Spain's radical movements of the 1930s.
Danny Schechter Last Modified: 22 Jun 2011 12:52
Spain is justly proud of the paella, a distinctive dish that mixes diverse vegetables or seafood into a tasty fusion of delectability.
They have now created a political version in the form of Tahrir Square-esque encampment in Madrid's Puerta del Solwhere a diverse mix of activists - old, young, male, female, disabled, immigrant - even activists from the Western Sahara - have created a beachhead for what many say is the closest this country has come to a popular and distinctive revolutionary movement since the 1930s.
Protests were now underway elsewhere in Spain.
Yes, there was plenty of sol on hand. Some of the activists, such as Liam from Ireland, were slathered with suntan lotion because of the afternoon rays. "We are all fried," he told me.