Reporting from Barcelona: general strike and social chaos

In this reportage the author, Alba Franco, shares photographs taken during Spain’s general strike on March 29 when thousands took to the streets in protest against the economic crisis and the decisions adopted by the recently elected government of Mr Rajoy. Though protests were essentially peaceful, Barcelona saw a significant rise in violence coming from urban groups whose rage was mostly directed at financial institutions, big chains and commerces. 


By Alba Franco, 31 March, 2012

1. V for Vendetta: structural violence vs visible violence

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2. Can Mr Rajoy clean up the mess?

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3. Rage against the banks

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4. Who said smoking was not permitted?

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5. Washing out the sins

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6. Women too are brave: ‘sick of cleaning up your f******* crisis’

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7. Street signs have proliferated since the emergence of the crisis

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8. Don’t kid with me

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9. In plain English: ‘People’s Party, f*** off’

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10. Barricading the city: urban guerrilla in the ascent

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