Going back to Calle Genova, a surprise expected us, massive identification from the Police.
Everyone who attempt to reach the demonstration had to go through a Police checkpoint and get identified. EUR500 fine to participate. I had my third identification.
A few minutes after getting into the demonstration, a group of Policemen comes to me to ID check me a second time, another EUR500.
1000 euros spent in less than 10 minutes, it feels like you`re doing shopping for democracy with unlimited credits. I don´t know it yet but in less than 10 minutes another group of Policemen are going to fine me with another 500 euros.
In 3 days I made the Spanish government earn EUR1500, I will rescue the Spanish economics by myself keeping this rate of fines 😛
Police closed us down straight, they then filtered the people by surrounding some groups, leaving some few peoples walk away to make sure they would not go back to set Madrid on fire, when we reached Gran Via we were a very small column of people.
The Police surrounded between Callao and Puerta del Sol a group of young people, moslty aged between 18 and 20, they ID checked them. Those 7 girls and guys decided to stay in puerta del sol and ocuppy the place, the hashtag #las5deSol was born on twitter.
This night had it planned with the People in Celenque so I did not stay with them the whole night, but I was going to dedicated them my time sooner than expected.
Third round on 2 of February,
this time the Police tried to disolved people, not to permit them to walk away and collapse Madrid a second time, they failed to do so, they surrounded a group of us (Most of the people surrounded were from the Coordinadora25S) but meanwhile most of the mass walked away going to reproduce the previous day disobedience act.
Surrounded by Police:
After a few minutes, Police let us walk away, we joined back the rest of protestant.
We walked for a couples of hours, until Puerta del Sol were the Police were waiting for us, they charged us with an incredible violence, they got me as a random catch, they Identified me for a second time, locked me in a Police car for over 2 hours and let me walk away after the end of the demonstration.
Day February 1st, back to Calle Genova, this time Police was more organized but they could not stop a march to be initiated from C/Genova to the centre of Madrid people blocked the circulation and collapsed the city centre.
Walking down Madrid:
It did work well, after two hours walking down Madrid the Police blocked us in Gran Via and started to identify people requesting their ID.
I´ve got my first one ID check, but not the last of those few days ( Immortalized by Jaime in the Chronicles). This practice is financial repression, people will be fined for attending a non authorized demonstration, with EUR500.
Meanwhile, the PP in an accidental tweet … ”
I was in France for a few days and had to moved back to Madrid,
I needed to be on January 29 in Madrid where I did plan to spend only a few days.
On day 31/01/2013 started the “Barcenas gate” a corruption case revealed in “El Pais” the Partido Popular and Rajoy himself are concerned. People raised over 1.5 millions signatures for the Rajoy´s demission, social networks called for a concentration in Madrid, Calle Genova, at the PP headquarters.
” Before blaming me for being away,ask yourself what did you do to stay away ” The little voice.
Sorry it has been over 2 months I didn´t update the blog, lack of time, lack of will, future drawing itself fuzzy, thinking, travelling, I am going to update what I did experience between January 27 and now.
Got a lot to share, “SOBREcorrupcion” en el PP de Rajoy, #las5deSol, the end of Celenque, the 23F, el debate sobre el estado de la corrupcion, personal doubts, example of others civilization, the implosion of the Coordinadora25S etc …
Sorry for being away from you too guys,