The local police decide to communicate with batons, in classic Spanish style “policing”. Somehow authorities here cannot distinguish a “stick” from a “carrot” thus employing the “stick only” strategy to….basically everything. Fortunately the police decided the provocative rather than pro-active strategy of theirs was not having a very positive effect and withdrew to other more distant positions.
Today, May 27th 2011, there was a demonstration at Plaza Catalunya, Barcelona. This is a result of many young people in Spain feeling “robbed of a future” with the unemployment rate being as high as 40% for the young. The politicians failing to deal with the economical crisis the country is experiencing, many take to the streets to show their frustrations.