Spain: Demonstration in Madrid against the amnesty law for Catalan separatists

Spain: Demonstration in Madrid against the amnesty law for Catalan separatists

The ruling Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE), Catalonia's two independent parties, ERC and Junt, reached an agreement on Thursday.

Thousands of Spaniards gathered on Saturday in Madrid waving the national flag to protest a proposed amnesty for Catalan separatists involved in the attempted secession of the northeastern region of Spain in 2017.

The demonstration was organized at the invitation of “Foro Libertad y Alternativa”, created by Alejo Vidal Cuadras, former president of the Catalan People's Party and co-founder of the far-right Vox party, which he left nearly ten years ago.

Leaders of the Vox Party (far-right) and the Popular Party (conservative) were present.

In exchange for parliamentary support

Spain's ruling Socialist Workers' Party reached an agreement on Thursday with the Catalan independence parties ERC and Junts, paving the way for an amnesty law to be adopted by Parliament later this month.

This amnesty, granted in exchange for bipartisan parliamentary support, covers all events related to the aborted secession attempt since 2011, including the symbolic vote in 2014 and the independence referendum in 2017.

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