Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Protests in Spain
In Europe and around the world, revolutions and protests are springing and thriving among the people. Protests usually incorporate art, which depicts the government in a different light. The following photos were taken by Adriana Arroyave who lives in Valencia, Spain. Currently the people of Spain are protesting against high unemployment and the poor economic climate. The young student protesters known as 15-M (for the 15th of May) built tent villages within the cities plaza's. Inspired by the Arab Spring revolutions, Spain's young also want a transformation. The Christian Science Monitor says, "Critics, meanwhile, call it an excuse for a big party." But it also could be that the angry youth might just be angry because, Spain has the the highest unemployment in all of Europe at a whopping 21%.