Over the past few days, there have been a number of developments in Spain. First, on Friday, police attacked demonstrator in several cities, clearing them from the Barcelona square and injuring over a hundred and twenty people. These crackdowns came under the pretense of a Saturday soccer game in London which authorities feared would inflame the crowds.Protesters have held their ground or since returned, and at a series of large assemblies yesterday night decided to stay on “indefinitely”.

Protests have also begun to spread across Europe, expressing solidarity with the Spanish M-15 movement, and calling for “real democracy” across Europe.. Around a thousand demonstrators gathered in Paris’ Bastille square, only to be later disbursed by police last night. In Athens, 20 000 gathered at Syntagma Square.