The National Police have arrested three people for disobedience and attacks against agents of authority in tonight’s protest against the amnesty in the vicinity of the Federal headquarters of the PSOE on Ferraz street, which they have More than 3,000 people attended, as sources from the Government delegation in Madrid confirmed to Efe.
During the protest, a group of protesters lit flares and a citizen forced the police cordon that prevented the concentration from approaching the doors of the socialist headquarters, which was why it was reduced by riot police and, subsequently, been arrested.
Already at the end of the protest, two other people have also been arrested for trying to jump the security cordon, according to police sources, who added that they could be from the Falange.
This Monday, several thousand citizens, including Vox leaders such as the party leader, Santiago Abascal, protested near the socialists’ headquarters in Madrid against the pacts and “cessions” to the independence parties and against the amnesty law.
The rally has been called by Revuelta – a youth movement that defines itself as a “unitary Spanish patriot” – and has run parallel to those in Barcelona, Valencia, Badajoz, Seville, Valencia, El Puerto de Santa María (Cádiz), Oviedo , Salamanca, Tarragona, Zaragoza and Valladolid, all in front of the PSOE headquarters.
During the protest in Madrid, a group of protesters lit flares and a citizen forced the police cordon that prevented the concentration from approaching the doors of the socialist headquarters, which is why it was reduced by riot police and, later , has been arrested.
Abascal, present at the demonstration
Abascal, who announced his presence shortly before through the social network Gallardo, and the vice president of the party, Jorge Buxadé.
In statements to the media, Abascal has said that Sánchez is “trying to commit” a coup d’état “by selling out the nation, trampling on the Constitution, destroying the equality of citizens and giving away an amnesty” that “is against” the Charter Magna “only in exchange for staying in power.”
He has stated that he has attended the protest because he has the duty to “be on the street like any other Spaniard” to denounce that “we are experiencing the worst moment of our democracy with a coup d’état perpetrated from power.”
“Pedro Sánchez to prison”
The protest had been called at 8:00 p.m. but around a hundred people gathered an hour before, about 50 meters from the socialist headquarters, behind a banner with the slogan “Pedro Sánchez to prison” and shouting “Que I vote for you Txapote!”, “Let us pass!” or “We have to go after them!”, while they uttered insults in the middle of cacerolada.
The most chanted cries in the protest have been “Spain is not for sale” or “Pedro Sánchez son of a bitch”, in addition to “he is not a president, he is a criminal” – in reference to Sánchez – or “coup plotters to prison” .
In addition, a group of protesters displayed a banner with the slogan “Article 21 of the Constitution: Spaniards have the right and duty to defend Spain” and posters that read “Pedro Sánchez traitor” have also been seen.
By Perviz Iqbal