The article examines the phenomenon of Spanish popular protests, known as "movement 15-M". The acampadas represent the most important and original aspect of the protest. For several days, in different Spanish cities, thousands of people have developed policy proposals to bring to public attention. This experience has been a true "school of politics" for social activists. In addition to the moments of collective reflection, the "movement of 15-M" organised protest actions in front of banks and institutions. The movement, despite some incidents of violence, maintained a peaceful character, which is one of his characteristic traits, together with respect for differences, self-management, equality between participants, and direct democracy.
Keywords: Spagna, indignados, movimento 15-M, crisi economica, democrazia diretta