Spanish philosopher Agustín García Calvo gave the following speech to a massive crowd during the occupation of the Puerta del Sol, the central plaza of Madrid, on May 19, 2011. A complete transcript in Spanish is available from Editorial Lucina; a small chunk of the speech is translated into English here.

“You are joy, the joy of the unexpected, of the unpredictable. Neither the authorities and governments, nor the political parties of any color expected this. . . .”