María Carrión is an independent journalist living in Madrid, Spain. She is also the former senior producer of Democracy Now!
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Friday, June 3, 2011 - 8:55am
Camp Sol: Spain's "Indignant" Give Lessons in True Democracy
MADRID, Spain -- The crowd of three thousand sat patiently on the hard pavement of the plaza as the fourth hour of the popular assembly came and went. The issue was whether Camp Sol, a protest that had persevered for two weeks in Madrid's main square known as Puerta del Sol, would dismantle or stay on. Protesters were exhausted from living on the streets; there had been a few cases of harassment and tensions between groups; the infrastructure of the camp was fragile; electricity was scarce.