The fame of this anti-capitalist village skyrocketed, since 2008, when the economic crisis began and a big part of it is due to the attitude of Gordillo towards the crisis. Manuel Sánchez Gordillo or ”The Spanish Robin Hood,” if you prefer, he took matters into his own hands when he organized and carried out a series of "robberies" in supermarkets as a protest, last August. Basic groceries such as oil, rice and beans were loaded into carts, wheeled from the store and taken to a local food bank to help the poor families.
In an interview after the event, Gordillo, said it was not theft, but a non-violent act of demonstration. “There are many families who can’t afford to eat,” he argued. “In the 21st century this is an absolute disgrace. Food is a right, not something with which you speculate.”
I think we all agree with him.