: After 9/11, I remember a nation — and especially a city — utterly stunned, in shock, silent except for grief and fear.
Spain is reacting differently: with anger. God bless them.
Sadly, the shock and surprise of these tragedies is gone after 9/11 and Bali and now 3/11.
Anger is the sane response.
Chanting “Cowards” and “Killers,” millions of protestors packed rainswept streets across Spain on Friday condemning the country’s worst ever guerrilla attack which killed at least 199 people.
Spain’s Crown Prince Felipe headed the main Madrid march with Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar and opposition leader Juan Luis Rodriguez Zapatero to demonstrate national unity a day after what was also Europe’s bloodiest bomb attack in 15 years….
“It isn’t raining, Madrid is crying!” chanted some protestors in a column of more than 2 million marchers which filled Madrid’s main thoroughfare under a sea of umbrellas for more than two miles. The city came to a standstill.
Spain’s El Mundo estimated that more than 11 million of Spain’s 42.7 million people participated in marches across the country.
I only wish I could march alongside them, our allies.
This is everybody’s war.