ENG: The 2011–2012 Spanish protests, also referred to as the 15-M Movement, the Indignants movement, and Take the Square #spanishrevolution are a series of ongoing demonstrations in Spain whose origin can be traced to social networks such as Real Democracy NOW (Spanish: Democracia Real YA) or Youth Without a Future (Spanish: Juventud Sin Futuro) among other civilian digital platforms and 200 other small associations. The protests started on 15 May 2011 with an initial call in 58 Spanish cities.
The series of protests demands a radical change in Spanish politics, as protesters do not consider themselves to be represented by any traditional party nor favoured by the measures approved by politicians. Spanish media have related the protests to the economic crisis, Stéphane Hessel's Time for Outrage!, the NEET troubled generation and current protests in the Middle East and North Africa, Greece, Portugal as well as the Icelandic protest and riots in 2009. The movement drew inspiration from 2011 revolutions in Tunisia, Egypt and uprisings in 1968 France, and Greece in 2008, as well as South Korea in 1987. The protests were staged close to the local and regional elections, held on 22 May.
Even though protesters form a heterogeneous and ambiguous group, they share a strong rejection of unemployment, welfare cuts, Spanish politicians, the current two-party system in Spain between the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party and the People's Party, as well as the current political system, capitalism, banks and bankers, political corruption and firmly support what they call basic rights: home, work, culture, health and education.
According to statistics published by RTVE, the Spanish public broadcasting company, between 6.5 and 8 million Spaniards have participated in these protests.
ESP: Las protestas de 2011-2012 en España, denominadas comúnmente Movimiento 15-M e Indignados, así como Spanish revolution en las redes sociales, son una serie de movilizaciones ciudadanas pacíficas, espontáneas en origen y surgidas en gran parte en las redes sociales, que obtuvieron inicialmente el apoyo de más de 200 pequeñas asociaciones. Las protestas comenzaron el 15 de mayo de 2011 con la convocatoria por la plataforma ¡Democracia Real Ya! y otros colectivos de manifestaciones en 58 ciudades españolas, las cuales dieron altavoz a un amplio y heterogéneo abanico de reivindicaciones políticas, económicas y sociales, reflejo del deseo de sus participantes de cambios profundos en el modelo democrático y económico vigente.