June 15, 2011

Civilized Protest

In keeping with my Spain theme for the week...  These are photos I took in Madrid a couple of weeks ago. The protests were (and are) still going on when we arrived with the main square in Madrid being full of tents and daily speeches.  It was all very civilized.  At the first speech that we heard everyone was waving flowers in lieu of clapping and at some of the other speeches we saw the crowds would quietly wiggle their hands in the air instead of clapping.  That sort of reserve could never be found in this country with our loud opinions and love of clapping but it was fun to watch.

While traveling throughout Spain we saw similar protests and smaller tent cities in nearly every city that we visited.

1 comment:

  1. You're so right! Quiet and civil protest isn't really a thing here. Great photos!