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Los Indignados by Kevrekidis Los Indignados by Kevrekidis
July 24, 2011.
Los indignados at Puerta del Sol, Madrid – Spain.
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The 2011 Spanish protests, also referred to as the 15-M Movement or the Spanish revolution, are a series of ongoing demonstrations in Spain whose origin can be traced to social networks and Real democracy NOW (Spanish: ¡Democracia Real YA!) among other civilian digital platforms and 200 other small associations. The series of protests demands a radical change in Spanish politics.

The Puerta del Sol square in Madrid became a focal point and a symbol during the protests. The platform Real Democracy, NOW is a Spanish social movement that is said to have no relationship with any political party or labor union, not to promote violence of any kind and to be unwilling to join any of the existent ideologies, but never apolitical. It was one of the associations that organized the 15M demonstration and supports the camping that happened shortly after even though it didn’t organize it. It was born on the Internet and grew up in the social networks (Facebook & Twitter) through the first months of 2011. This platform considers the system unable to neither hear nor represent the citizens and requires a change in the route the social an economic policy is taking that has led many people to unemployment and poverty in the context of 2008-2011 economic crisis. This organization aims to denounce the way big corporations precede in their financial policy and to present a series of purposes.

On May 15th, in over 50 cities, the Spanish society protests against the politicians and the financial system, inspired by 2008 Greek revolt, the protests that took place in many Arabic countries during the past two years and the Icelandic citizen revolt caused by the economic crisis in the country. The movement had no support from any political party, nor any labor union but was able to move tens of thousands of citizens under the catchphrase “Real democracy NOW, We are not merchandise for bankers and politicians.” After the very first demonstration in Madrid, a few of these angry citizens attempted to halve the traffic cut in Gran Via but were soon stopped and arrested.

See also: The Indignant Movement (Greece)



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:iconektwr:
ektwr Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2011  Professional Photographer
Muy buenas imágenes!!
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Gracias Hector!
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ektwr Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2011  Professional Photographer
De nada jordan, me ha encantado ese conjunto de imágenes, además tienes fotos de mucha calidad, a seguir así!!
Yo no he podido ver más trabajos tuyos porque ahora mismo no tengo internet en casa, pero bueno ya volvere a tenerlo. Saludos!!
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Issher Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011   Writer
Y aun seguimos luchando (=
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:peace:
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HeartCordas Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Great shots, this is the type of stuff I like to see
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:iconkevrekidis:
Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Aug 17, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Iuri Mauricio!
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Marikobard Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
great work!
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:iconkevrekidis:
Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks!!!
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:iconmarikobard:
Marikobard Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Professional Digital Artist
You are very welcome
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akratamondo Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Excelente trabajo
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:iconkevrekidis:
Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Muchas Gracias!!!
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:iconlaloila:
laloila Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2011
very nice ...
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:iconkevrekidis:
Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Obrigado Maria!!!
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laloila Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
:) kalimera!
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Skorpiotronik Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2011
Nice captures, indeed.
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:iconkevrekidis:
Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!!!
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:iconbadnan:
badnan Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011   Photographer
Polu endiaferusa sunthesh epsaxna na vrw kati paromoio alla molis me kalupses :)
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
;) Ευχαριστώ!!!
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badnan Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011   Photographer
To eipa auto gt hmun se diakopes me phre ena gnwstos m thl k mu eixe pei pws sto group mas anevases mia foto pu sigura tha m aresei lol telika eixe dikio.
Parakalw na eisai kala :)
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Σε ποιο group? Στο Old-alleyway η στο Hellas?
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badnan Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011   Photographer
Nai sto Old-Alleyway :) alla k sto hellas mono na htan k pali dn tha mu ksefeuge lol
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ZoeKlesix Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Student Photographer
I really like this. Photos are great, and placing them together is awesome idea. Nice work :)
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you!!!
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DeSangreAzul Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
I was there, it's rare that you see with your own eyes things that later become art without creating the art yourself. Vi este cuando estaba en Madrid! Bien hecho!
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
;) Muchas gracias!!!
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ChristyJacobsz Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really beautiful!
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:iconkevrekidis:
Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Christy!!!
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LaPetitePoupee Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011
Great photos, a great job!!! Thanks so much for it^^

Desde España, muchísimas gracias y un abrazo por tu trabajo, por hacer visible el movimiento.

#democraciarealya :)
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Muchas gracias! De nada!
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laughing-banana Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Student General Artist
muy buenas fotos, me gusto mucho la de en medio abajo
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Muchas gracias Brenda!
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laughing-banana Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Student General Artist
de nada (:
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amirrashko Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Well done!
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Amir!
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daniperez Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Great Job!! Cheers!!
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Gracias Daniel!!!
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Hermetic-Wings Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:clap: tanks for sharing :d
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
;)
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kokinomala Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
poly kalh;)
bravo:clap:
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Ευχαριστώ Ελένη!!! :heart:
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kokinomala Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
na'sai kala:hug:
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bluessaurus Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Really cool! :clap:
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Obrigado Dino!!!
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bluessaurus Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
De nada. Foi um prazer. :)
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vforvittoria Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
Great job J. !!
Great job J. !!
Great job J. !!
Great job J. !!
Great job J. !!

... the comment is not an error.
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you Riccardo!!!
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vforvittoria Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
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... and thanks for the favs !!
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iytj Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011
bravo!:clap: well done!:w00t:
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Kevrekidis Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
:) Thank you!!!
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