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Warm kiss against the monarchy

Barcelona, february 2021. Hundreds of people take the streets after the imprisionment of raper Pablo Hasel for singing against the monarchy on a series of protests that lasted for nearly 10 days. After a long period of restrictions due to Covid19 pandemic, people could gather together without impediment as the police could do anything to stop the demonstrators to get close. The protests ended up in huge riots in Barcelona’s city center during those days. This "Instant decisif" represents the desire of younger generations to kiss, jump, hug, dance and protest against a system that doesn’t led them to grow by the lack of oportunities and a year full of restrictions.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 02.2021
Date Uploaded: 10.2021
Photo Location: Barcelona, Spain
Camera: ILCE-7S
Copyright: © Alex Puig Ros