“How democratic is their attempt at re-creating democracy out of their own” – that is one of the important questions which Anna Visvisi asks in her deep and critical analysis of European protests. As she claims: captured by the concept ‘indignados,’ the variety of street protests that swept Europe in 2011 attracted considerable media attention. But on the other hand for a number of reasons ‘indignados’ proved unsustainable as a concept. That the discussion on ‘indignados’ continues in some circles indicates either that some refuse to acknowledge the fact that ‘indignados’ are a fashion passé or that the idea and the powerful brand that they acquired are abused for very specific political purposes.
Keywords: Eurozone, crisis, Indignados, discourse analysis, Greece, media