Spain: 25S -> 29S

This short film chronicles the events of September 25-29th in Madrid,
Spain where tens of thousands of people have taken to the streets to
demand the resignation of the government and an end to police
brutality. Many of the protests ended in clashes with the police.
Since the stand off began on September 25th , the images of police
brutality have travelled the world over, shocking and inspiring people
across Europe and leading to an international day of action on
September 29th. This film tells the story of why so many people took
to the streets and follows these events as they unfolded. Go to for the full series of mini-documenaries about reactions to the economic crisis around the world.


4 responses to “Spain: 25S -> 29S

  1. It was horrifying to see the violent interaction between the protesters and police, occurrences like this still happen all around the world today. Over five million are unemployed in Spain, economic issues that have been affecting other countries over the last few years . The residents in Spain feel like the only way to make their voices heard is to protest and bring awareness to this cause. The elite politicians and bankers aren’t affected by the spending and tax cuts that are hurting many citizens who cant afford health care or education. It’s essentially a class struggle to be heard.

  2. It is definitely frightening to hear about Spain’s economic crisis, and it is just really devastating. One of the girls is a college student and she says that the only reason why she is in school is because she has a scholarship and is able to pay. But the 5 million people who are unemployed, and older people without medical care is ridiculous and what do the next generation like this young college student have to look forward to when they get out. She will not be able to find a job because there are none to get. She also talks about a fear of being poor and leaving on the streets. People are surrounding around the congress building in Spain because that is where the power is, and people are saying that they no longer trust the banks because they are thief’s they take the people’s money, also people feel like they live in a democracy anymore and I am sure that is also how people feel here in the U.S.

  3. That video of Spain is scary. Many complaints they have we have and that’s scary. All these budget cuts, shutting down more and more schools. People are entering jobs where there will be no more pensions. Healthcare is constantly being questioned, the amount of foreclosures, the debt as individuals, and debt as a whole in one of the strongest countries America it’s crazy. One man said it’s now about the survival of the planet, and that is exactly what’s going on. These protests are innocent people that have had enough, speaking for what they believe in, but ending up in violence. OWS “occupy wall street” in New York was also a protest to Why our democracy is being influenced by Corporations, greed,And bankers. All over the world people just want to be heard that are tired of being taken advantage of, and responsible for someone else’s mistakes.

  4. It is very tragic to be exposed to the realities of the world by viewing videos like these. I personally have not seen this video before, and have not even heard about what happened in Spain on September 25. It was a very big shocker for me to see the brutal images of police treatment against citizens. All of this has been going on because of austerity. As I was looking at the video I was reminded of Marx’s perspective on the class differences between Bourgeois and the Proletariat. As long as you are the innocent citizen and worker, you frequently get abused by the owner of the corporations. The social services that are being taken away from these people include health, education, home ownership!! Aren’t these vital things in life? Only because the citizens protested against this unfair treatment they recieve violent responses from the police. It is ironic to even think that the police who are there to defend those innocent people, are actually physically harming them! Am I the only one who thinks this is just ridiculous? Sadly enough, we know that this is a global phenomena. Can this change for the sake of future generations?

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