Europeans and Protests – A busy day in Madrid

One of the things you can count on in European capitals is a high likelihood that someone will be having some kind of protest while you are there.  Today, there was a cornucopia of protests to observe around the Plaza de Cibeles.  First, I ran into this group who were marching for the right to water.  I didn’t even know Spain had a lawn watering ban in place.

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Then, we actually had a few protests stacked up on each other.  I didn’t catch what the first group was marching for but his one was marching about fibromyalgia.  I assume they think it is a bad thing but could not make up what they are seeking.

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The most entertaining group was protesting against the banks and fraudulent finance folks.  They were the most entertaining because they brought a small band to accompany them.  I’m not sure what music you can play on drums to signify your outrage at the bourgeois but it attracted attention.

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If the Spaniards are anything like their neighbors, the French, they are probably sitting on la terraza by now drinking wine.

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