Thousands marched again this Saturday Madrid Inside A new mass rally against the amnesty law Offered by the Spanish Socialist Workers Party (PSOE), it will benefit those involved in the Catalan independence movement.
Gathered under the motto “Not in my name: amnesty or the right to self-determination” – about 170,000 people according to official estimates, a million according to organizers – gathered at noon in central Spain’s Plaza de Cibiles. Capital was there The leaders of the conservative Popular Party (PP), Alberto Núñez Feijo, and the far-right Vox, Santiago AbascaL.
Núñez Feijóo asked the socialist Pedro Sánchez, head of the government, to “not build walls” or “play with coexistence” and assumed that Spain was living. “Tough Times for Democracy” .
Chairman of PP He also accused Sanchez of “a fraud”. and “an outrage” with the amnesty bill filed in Congress, which allowed him to take office as head of government.
For his part, Abascal condemned the amnesty law “Completion” of a coup d’état It has already begun with Sánchez’s agreement with “all Spain’s enemies” and urging them to “continue to resist” through a “coordinated institutional response”.
Amid chants of “traitor”, referring to the head of government, and surrounded by Spanish and EU flags, protesters filled the Plaza de Cibeles and its entrances to the rhythm of chants such as ‘My dear Spain’. Cecilia, ‘Freedom Without Anger’, Group Jarcha; or ‘The Mediterranean’, by Joan Manuel Serrat.
Spanish flags can be bought in the same square for €5 small and €10 large.
After Sánchez was sworn in as head of government this week, with votes from Catalan independence parties making amnesty a condition of support, a bill on the matter has already been filed in Congress. Socialist Party.
Many civil society organizations called on citizens to participate in this call for a “radical crossroads”.
Those calling for mobilization say the PSOE has “abandoned its duty to defend the constitutional order” and is doing so in “close alliance with the enemies of the nation” and is preparing to approve laws such as amnesty with them. ., an “impossible fit” in the constitution “in exchange for perpetuation of power”.
The protest joins protests that the PP had already called for last Sunday in major Spanish cities and brought together hundreds of thousands of people.
The 15 days of daily rallies in front of the Socialist headquarters in different cities of Spain – especially those in Madrid – often end with violent incidents between radical groups and extremists. custody .
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