The immediate goal of Sunday's demonstration was to protest against the Pact for the Euro, involving fiscal reinforcement through a new set of reforms, including cuts to wages, pensions and social benefits. "Another brutal cut is on the way," said Luis Fernández, a member of Adesorg, an association for the unemployed. "This is where you see the power of banking over countries. They've sold the country; it no longer belongs to Spaniards, but to the European banks."
Yesterday's rallies, particularly those in the big cities, which are announced in the social media (e.g. Twitter, Facebook or Tuenti), called for a general strik. Today's headlines reflected the call in almost all the newspapers throughout the country. It remains to be seen what happens, but it would be no surprise if it was heard in union quarters...
There were marches or protests almost everywhere in the country, including, locally, such a small village as Jimena de la Frontera. The movement has been taken up in France, Italy, Portugal, and, of course, Greece, among other countries.
'Officially' called by its rallying cry ¡Democracia real YA! (Real Democracy NOW!), it also goes by other names in the media, which prefers 15-M for its shortness, referring to the date the movement was 'born': May 15.