Above: A man stakes out in a tree located in La Plaza del Catalunya on La Rambla in the city of Barcelona where the youth have been protesting against the national government.
Spanish youth protest for better job opportunities and against cutbacks in healthcare and education in Barcelona. The protests have grown in the city, as well as in Madrid and other Spanish towns. Thousands have flocked to stand up for what they believe in, some more peaceful than others.
I was in Barcelona this past week and witnessed protest after protest. It seemed like a lot of the youth were participating in the strikes. It also seemed like it wasn’t doing any real good.
The youth that attended these protests appeared to be more or less lazy or unmotivated. If they really want the government to listen to them, seek out a more beneficial alternative instead of sleeping and sunbathing all day in the streets of Barcelona. That isn’t a protest, sounds like a vacation.
Or maybe, just maybe, go look for a job…go back to school…stop bumming around and pretending like you are “fighting for the cause.” Your just disrupting the peace, especially when you turn to more violent methods of protest.
I also hated to see all of the graffiti all over the beautiful architecture and monuments that have been defaced in the midst of all these protests in Barcelona. Maybe that’s just me…it is just unfortunate. I guess I just appreciate it more since in the states we do not have as many grandiose buildings like that.
C’est la vie.