Too funny! First of all, these are Catalans, who hate the rest of Spain anyway and have always been extremely leftwing, even when the anarchists are trying to burn down Barcelona under their feet.
But aside from that, the etymology is a trip! The original word was “perroflauta,” which loosely speaking means “a person with a dog and flute (recorder),” because all the young loser lefties and anarchists used to appear on the streets of Madrid tootling on a recorder with a dog tied next to their begging bowl (they had found that the dogs got them more money).
“Yayo” is a Spanish colloquial term that means grandfather, equivalent to “Grampa,” so these are the elderly folks who are turning up now to supplement the young “perroflautas.”
I can’t figure out what they want to do. They say don’t cut spending, instead implement policies that favor job creation and growth but it’s not at all clear what those policies would be. Or are they just marching saying the equivalent of “well, do SOMETHING!”
I went. I saw. I was interested. But I will never go back.
IIRC America already has geriatric hippies.
Who is still dead...
Don’t forget spain counted our votes.....
RE “We don’t want our children and grandchildren to inherit a society economy worse than the one we lived in”.
Hey Grandma, that is what we conservatives have been saying here in America about Obama’s policies.
Why don’t you come over here and join us? Oh, you’re a leftist, communist, liberal? Nevermind!