Thousands of people have protested the high unemployment rates and the Spanish government’s measure in banning the right to protest before local elections. Police were given the orders not to disperse the crowds. The protestors, most of them young, have been demanding a “real democracy.” In Puerto del Sol (where these photos were taken), people slept in tents, on mattresses, or on any random furniture that made its way to the square. Rallies took place in cities across Spain including Palma, Sevilla, Barcelona, Valencia, Bilbao, and Galicia. This event was something I simple encountered on a walk home; however it is reminder, at least in my mind, that your voice can have power, especially in masses. Just look at all the protests that have occurred throughout the world. This past year has stirred up quite a bit.