Protest camps grow and spread across Spain claiming for “real democracy” during the last days of the electoral campaign

May 19, 2011 12:54 AM | CNA / Gaspar Pericay Coll

They call themselves “angry people”, they are fed up and they are asking for a “real democracy”, as they believe the political class has failed to represent them. Most of them are in their twenties, but there are people of all ages and backgrounds present. Since Sunday May 15th they are camping in Madrid’s Puerta del Sol Square and in Barcelona’s Catalunya Square. The movement pretends to change the political system in a peaceful way and is being organised via social networks, probably inspired by Cairo’s Tahrir Square. Politicians, in the final days of the political campaign, have asked for an understanding of the protests and have called for calm.

Tariq Ramadan: “Europe does not care about democracy in the Arab countries but rather its geo-strategic interests”

February 28, 2011 11:23 PM | CNA / Maria Fernández Noguera / Ignacio Portela Giráldez

The Islamic intellectual, Tariq Ramadan was interviewed by CNA. “We are afraid of the arrival of immigrants, but the best thing to do is develop the countries of origin”. The grandson of the Muslim Brotherhood’s founder criticised Europe’s lack of commitment with the democratization of the Muslim world as revolts go on and racism grows in countries like Switzerland and Spain.