As the first anniversary of 15M arrives next week things are well underway to retomar [re-take] the plaza. Today’s El País offers a brief look at the events planned for Madrid:
After seeing the horizontal organization and seemingly spontaneous “uprising” of last summer’s Acampada de Sol there is a certainy irony to seeing this year’s events laid out in Spain’s most influential newspaper. It will be interesting to see how the movement has transformed, multiplied, and matured. Equally significant will be to see how the change in Spain’s national government from the leftist PSOE (Partido Socialista Obrero Español) to the conservative PP (Partido Popular) affects the response of the National Police (CNP) to the protests.