#vaeo #15M #nolesvotes Porque Protesto: Carmen Rodriguez – España – Person of the Year 2011 – TIME

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When it all started, Carmen Rodríguez, 30, wasn’t there. On May 15, her father came to visit her in Madrid and she spent the day with him, instead of joining the thousands who marched in the Democracia Real Ya protest. The native of Ourense is still a little sheepish about having missed that primal moment, but she remembers perfectly how she felt the following afternoon when she went to Sol, and saw the single tent that had been erected beside the city’s emblematic statue of a bear plucking fruit from a strawberry tree. “There were only about 300 people there then, but I knew immediately something was going to happen,” Rodríguez recalls. “The ground was wet, and without being asked, people just started bringing us cardboard so we’d have something to sit on.” That was the origin of a new, loose organization, that went by the name Acampada de Sol.   Read more: http://www.time.com/time/specials/packages/article/0,28804,2101745_2102138_2102237,00.html #ixzz1gaiLVrX8
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