Politics: Protests in Spain
When me or members of my family go to Western Europe, we always seem to witness protests and/or strikes. This could be just coincidence, or it could be that people there like that sort of thing. In Spain, there was a truly large protest clogging up the streets of Madrid when we were first walking around the city. The building you see above is the Ministry of Education, and the protesters are teachers angry about the privatization of kindergarten. At first I was taken aback (even the U.S. has public kindergarten), but then I realized that I'm not familiar with the Spanish school system. What they consider kindergarten might be more akin to preschool, which is private here in the States.