At 13:23, Spanish time GMT +2:00, I read on Twitter an emergency call by AcampadaSol. It read as follows (own translation): “They are confirming us that the Police is threatening to evict #acampadaprado, we need people to show support. Urgent, 13:23h #marchascongreso”. (Use both hashtags to follow updates on twitter, mostly in Spanish).
That was enough to lift me up from the computer and move myself to the centre of Madrid. Unfortunately, I got there late. For the time being, I don’t know either at what time this violent eviction happened, but I presume it was close to the time when the twit by AcampadaSol was published.
- At 14:40 I reach Plaza de Sol in the centre of Madrid. I have a quick look and find out that despite being several groups of activists chatting rather nervously, there is no police presence. One of the fears spread through twitter was that the Police had ceased negotiations with the Legal Commission of AcampadaSol and that the Information Point and some other tents were at danger. So far it does not seem to be the case luckily enough. I start walking towards Paseo del Prado, where the protesters from the Marchas Indignadas had camped during the weekend.
- 14:45 – Close to Sol is the Spanish National Parliament (known as Congreso de los Diputados). I decided to walk through that street since I knew that previously demonstrations had taken place there during the weekend, and it would also lead to Paseo del Prado. When getting closer to the Parliament I recognize a heavy police presence, however a see some people that are allowed to move freely, possibly tourists. I decide to move forward as well but I am denied access. “The street is closed” says a Police Officer… I couldn’t be bothered to demand an explanation for their criteria on allowing some people to go through and not others, there was no time to waste so I work my way through other streets.
- 15:07 – I finally reach Paseo del Prado (between Pza. De Cibeles and Pza. De Neptuno). The Camp is obviously much emptier than what I had seen during the weekend. Some may be returning back home, but others have already started there march towards Brussels in which several international routes are also expected to join them. In any case, I am relieved to see that the infrastructure set up at Paseo del Prado is still standing up. There is an open air kitchen (see photograph), the information point is still standing collecting support for campaigns as diverse as opposition to the privatization of the public health system and support to the Syrian Revolution amongst others. There is also a tent where basic first aid and massages are being given by two volunteers. At least a dozen of sleeping tents are still in place. Whilst having a look and chatting to people at the Acampada, I hear that the ‘Indignados’ have managed to overcome the Police blockade and have left a document by the Marchas Indignadas in which many, but not all, of the problems facing local communities across Spain have been identified. According to El Pais and Público, two mainstream Spanish newspapers, the spokesperson for IU (Izquierda Unida – United Left) got hold of this document that was successfully registered at the Spanish Congress by means of dressing up elegantly to avoid the Police blockade. The spokesperson (Gaspar Llamazares) noted that he has now given such document to the Spanish President (JoseLuis Rodriguez Zapatero) and that he simply acted as “delivery man”, not as representative of the 15M movement.
- 15:40 – I decide to move back to Sol to gather some more information from the information point that has been established ever since AcampadaSol decided to lift up the Acampada from Madrid’s central square.
- 15:54 – I arrive at Sol and gather several documents and information regarding todays activities. Amongst others I find that:
- Demonstration at 20:00 GMT +2:00 in Paseo del Prado (Madrid) to reject state and Police violence that has taken place today.
- Several Open Assemblies ranging between 18:00 to 21:00 GMT +2:00 at different central squares in Madrid. Themes range from economy, to social aspects, culture and environment. Assembly at 20:00 GMT +2:00 at Sol from the International Group draws my attention.
- There is more information available in English at: http://spanishrevolution11.wordpress.com/
- Demonstration 30th July in Pza. De Sol (20:30 to 22:30 GMT +2:00) GLOBAL SYRIA DAY: Candles will be lit in 27 cities across the World for the sake of the innocent children that fall victims to the repressive Syrian Regime. Documentaries and many other activities will be available.
For the time being, there is little more I can add. Once again, contrast any information hereby provided, since I do onsite reports they are liable to be mistaken at some point. Other sources of information regarding #spanishrevolution have already been quoted.
 Videos of forceful and violent evictions in Madrid: http://bargen.es/asides/carga-policial-contra-la-marchaindignada-frente-al-ico-spanishrevolution-15m-marchascongreso/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter
Other videos also available at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xSFXktMs9_s&feature=share
 This picture was taken at 14:51 GMT +2:00, at the other access to the Parliament (via Paseo de la Castellana).
 Público, 27/07/2011: http://www.publico.es/espana/388929/proxima-estacion-bruselas
See also: http://takethesquare.net/2011/07/27/indignados-start-epic-march-to-brussels-marchabruselas-spanishrevolution-europeanrevolution/
 Problemáticas de los Pueblos: https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid=explorer&chrome=true&srcid=0BwstHIZ5Ooy5Y2JjMDFmNTEtZjNlZC00MzhlLTg1MGEtM2ZmOTgyMzJiNmY5&hl=en_US&pli=1
 El Pais, 27/07/2011: http://www.elpais.com/articulo/espana/indignada/cuela/Congreso/entregar/propuestas/15-M/elpepuesp/20110727elpepunac_1/Tes
 Público, 27/07/2011: http://www.publico.es/espana/388948/la-policia-desaloja-a-los-indignados-acampados-cerca-del-congreso