Blog: How Not to Dismantle a Pacifist Bomb

Last Friday, May 25, 2011, I arrived at Barcelona's main square, Plaza de Catalunya, too late to witness the police injure nearly 100 young protestors by beating them with rubberized metal truncheons and shooting them with rubber bullets. When I got there the municipal garbage trucks were already in the square, cleaning out debris and the collected belongings of "the Indignants," the 300 Spaniards camped out since May 15 demanding fundamental changes in Spain's political and economic system [...]