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Spain: Flo6x8 activist collective and the language of flamenco in political protests

by sacw.net, 16 December 2014

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Protest can be gay and festive in the latin countries unlike the often very morose, sad and stiff faced culture of political protest in South Asia.

Flo6x8, an activist collective that decided to use the language of flamenco in political protests. The members of the collective, many of them professional flamenco artists, dance, sing and play inside financial institutions like banks, which symbolize the highly corrupt capitalist institutions in Spain [as elsewhere]. Documenting themselves entering banks around Seville while breaking into song and dance, the group has reached millions of viewers in YouTube and received national and international media coverage. An anti-protest law, passed just a few days ago in the Spanish parliament with the aim to criminalize most protest forms associated with the Indignados popular protest movement, will additionally threaten the continuation of Flo6x8 activities with fines reaching more than $40,000.