Indignados in Brussels: real democracy under eurocrats’ noses

They come mostly from Spain, but also from France, England, Germany, The Netherlands… Several hundreds of people are occupying for one week HUB University, in Brussels. A week of collective living, assemblies, political discussions and workshops – to end up with tomorrow’s big demonstration. On the eve of the October 15th, the indignados are everywhere – and came to Brussels in full strength.

“We are going slow because we are going far!” The motto brought to Brussels hundreds of people, walking from several parts of Europe. They carried the flag of indignation and gathered crowds in the cities they passed by. At the European capital, police repression spoiled the plan of setting up a revolutionary camp in Parc Elisabeth. “They say we are aggressive, but it’s the police who comes with their batons”, says one of the indignados. “We only have two weapons: our hands and our books”.

Despite the disappointment of many, the city proposal for using HUB University, right by the park, was accepted. This has been, from then on, the indignados headquarters. More people arrive every day. There are debates, concerts, direct actions – and the indignation doesn’t go unnoticed in the city.

Filed under: activism — Tags: , — francisco - October 14, 2011 2:50 am