“Indignados” Protest in Pamplona Against the Euro Pact
About 3,000 demonstrators, including students, mortgaged, independent workers, freelancers, unemployed and retired, were called by the 15M Movement in Pamplona and protested yesterday against the Euro Pact under the slogan “We’re not merchandise handled by bankers and speculators” in Pamplona’s downtown.
The demonstrators started their protest in Plaza del Castillo at 19H00, carrying posters with messages like: “This is not a covenant, it’s a robbery,” “If you don’t let us dream, we won’t let you sleep”, the manifestation passed by the main Navarre institutions, first by the Government of Navarra, then the Parliament, and finally, Pamplona’s City Hall. After going to the Navarre Chamber, the “indignados” (“outraged”) continued down the Main Street to Pamplona’s City Hall, and an hour later they returned to the starting point, Plaza del Castillo.
The Euro Pact will be ratified on June 27th in Brussels. “This is one of the most regressive Europe agreements,” said Felisa Itoiz. “The middle classes will be impoverished and the rich are going to be much richer,” said Jesus Denia, spokesman for the movement.
Upon completion, the “indignados” read a statement which assured they would continue to express “the rights of the people.” (MS)
Source: Diario de Navarra