Virtually all public servants (who are like three million people) and many other angry citizens have starred the sixth day of protests across the state, with special focus in Madrid, where the large spontaneous illegal demonstrations have cut traffic lanes, marched to Congress[es] and been sometimes attacked by their "colleagues" of riot police only to be tolerated the next day.
There are quite many interesting things about these protests, notably that the unions and the left political movements are really going behind what the citizens themselves are spontaneously organizing using Twitter and social networks.
|Jaca mutiny 1930|
I mentioned on Friday that there was some growing unrest inside the police forces, including the militarized Guardia Civil. Today it has been known[es] that also circles of the armed forces are unhappy about how the cuts are being done (against their salaries and perks and not against the real waste). This kind of discontent in the military against a right-wing government has no precedent since the Jaca mutiny of 1930, which preluded the advent of the Second Republic a few months later.
It is difficult to think that the Spanish Army, a stronghold of chauvinism and conservatism, and specially an institution that is much disliked by the citizenry since time immemorial (at least since the pointless imperialist invasion of Northern Morocco a century ago), can lead anything. But it is nevertheless good to know that they are not a solid bloc backing the lackey government of Rajoy.
A more interesting move is a popular call to occupy Congress[es] on September 25. Although it's very possible that at the current rhythm of growing antagonism between a government that has lost all legitimacy few months after being elected and the people betrayed by them, something like a popular occupation of Congress or even the Government may happen well before September.
Tahrir is the word that comes to mind with all it implies (and let's not forget that it's Arabic for Freedom).
Some videos of some of the latest protests: