Author: Daniël Verhoeven
I this article I try to frame the movement of the Spanish ‘indignants’ historically. Is it a straw fire or will it last for years? I discern their actual success stressing the importance of the one percent rule. It means that a popular movement must be able to mobilise instantly one percent of the population all over the country thus being able to withstand police repression and pressure of all kind. Their success in the long run will depend on their ability to expand in numbers, but also outside the borders of Spain.