Madrid received the EuroMarches in an extraordinary way on Saturday 3rd October. Six columns came from different neighbourhoods to converge on Plaza de Cibeles at 7pm with around 10,000 people gathering in the square.
Activists went on to the stage with the EuroMarches banner and greeted the applauding crowds. One of the Marchers, Feli Benitez and a neighbour representing the Madrid movements gave short and emotional speeches presenting the aims that EuroMarches pursues from the perspective of rebuilding a different Europe that “is possible, because it’s necessary”, “a Europe of Solidarity and Democracy”, “a Europe of the citizens and not of the banks and multinationals.”
After reading the EuroMarches manifesto, the choir and musicians of La Solfónica, born in Puerta del Sol during the days of the 15M movement, gave their interpretation of the opera “The Twilight Brick”.
The Madrid local government officially received EuroMarches and gave it their backing.
Fotografías: Belén Mendicote