The recession in Spain has been, in a word, horrific. Unemployment (reported recently at one in four people), severe austerity measures, and so on.
Naturally, there have been protests against the banks, some of them Occupy-style. And protests of the last two years – sometimes called the 15-M Movement or the Indignants movement – have involved thousands of people. In May 2012, at the anniversary of the first Indignants protest against the banking and political powers that be, an estimated 100,000 people marched.
But there's been another, quintessentially Spanish way to protest that doesn't involve shaking fists. Shaking other things, yes, but not fists.
A friend in Spain sent this video of an anti-bank flamenco protest, and it led to the discovery of a few other flamenco-in-banks moments. All seem quite peaceful, at that.
There is very little context for these videos online, though, so if you know more about where and when they were made, please let us know via the comments.
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