CNN PRODUCER NOTE TTeixeira documented this "Spread the Love + Spread the Consciousness" Occupy Lisbon demonstration on November 26. She says the protesters believe that people are 'sleeping', which is why they allow themselves to be 'robbed by the Governments and the Corporations.' She says their goal is to 'awaken people and to make more people join them.'
She says that the core Occupy Lisbon group 'is very peaceful, empathic, and focused on helping others and on getting relevant improvements on behaviors and attitudes as far as their core culture is concerned: sustainable development, economy based on resources, permaculture and others.'
- jne2013, CNN iReport producer
Yesterday, 26th Nov., was planned an Op, the short name the "Occupy Lisbon" movement gives to to the "Operation Spread The Love + Operation Spread Consciousness". This Op consisted in a long walk through Lisbon downtown, some of them wearing masks to arouse some curiosity and with megaphones to guarantee their voices could be heard. They spread the message of Love and Consciousness. They talked to people, shared problems with them, invited them to their house (the camping out in S. Bento), offered them food and company. They gave people flyers where the essencial message is "It's time to awake! Join us!"