The 25 day protest in Madrid’s Sol Square may be over, but that does not mean the young demonstrators have finished making their point. Thousands of them, known as ‘The Outraged’ (Los Indignados), peacefully marched towards the Spanish parliament, chanting slogans against banks and politicians.
With 44 per cent of people under the age of 25 without a job, they will not give up their point so easily, said one protester called Miguel:
“At least they can see that we don’t agree with the situation and that all these people know it’s possible for life to be organised in a different way and that’s why we’re fighting.”
Maria, who was also taking part in the march, said it was important to keep going:
“I think it’s enough to be out on the streets and not leaving the leaders in peace. So we’re out here making ourselves heard.”
Earlier in the night, as the protesters left Puerta Del Sol, they held a minute of silence at midnight, waving goodbye to their camp.