Democracia Real Ya


In the days leading up to the local and regional elections in Spain tens of thousands of protestors began occupying the main squares of the major cities under the name Democracia Real Ya (Real Democracy Now).

The occupations in Madrid, Barcelona and Seville called for a no confidence vote in the election to declare it void, the two party state declared as a masquerading one party state, no choice.

Unemployment is at an all-time high in Spain. The austerity measures already imposed have caused loss of pensions, an increase in the retirement age and mass cuts in welfare and the public services. And there are more to come.

On Sunday 22 May the election saw the right PP party take sweeping control of most the country, something not seen since the last day of the Franco regime.

This short film covers some of the images and interviews shot over the weekend leading up to the regional elections.

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