Powerful end to general strike in Barcelona as dockers join huge demonstration

Film length: 4:00

General strike, Barcelona: Just when we thought the day couldn’t get any better …. 1,000 dockers march up the Ramblas to join the main demonstration of the day, led by women – as are all the mobilisations here. The dockers have refused to service the ships housing the Spanish police from the moment they got there, and have been at the heart of working class resistance to state oppression and police violence. As to the demo itself, you’d need a helicopter to work out how many people were there – every road around placa catalunya was so full that you couldn’t even move, let alone march. This is a very angry, very confident, very well organised movement that’s getting stronger and stronger.