National Geographic : 2019 Aug
At an entrance to Madrid’s historic Plaza Mayor, Senegalese migrants take a break from their labors for an autumn celebration of drumming, singing, and prayerful thanks. In urban Spain, many Africans have been unable to obtain for- mal work permits. A popular alternative: peddling merchandise on blankets that can be whisked away when police show up. The salesmen are called manteros, blanket men.