Demanding #QuerellaPaRatoSpanish citizens use crowdfunding to take economic justice into their own hands.
A picture of former Spanish bank Bankia president Rodrigo Rato is seen at the bottom of a basket during an anti-eviction protest outside a branch in Madrid, June 1, 2012. REUTERS/Andrea Comas
Using hashtag #QuerellaPaRato ("Lawsuit for Rato"), netizens are demanding a trial of Rodrigo Rato, the former chairman of one of Spain's largest banks. Rato resigned as Executive Chairman of Bankia after the bank's near-collapse and subsequent bailout in May, but so far he has not faced any legal charges.
In the first 12 hours of the campaign, organisers reported that dozens of Bankia shareholders, as well as former employees, agreed to testify against Rato in a lawsuit. According to a survey by Spanish paper El País, 91% of respondents want an investigation of Rato's management of Bankia.
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