In Madrid (Spain), tens of thousands of people gathered to protest the upcoming amnesty law for Catalan separatist leaders and activists, which allowed the government led by Pedro Sánchez to be reappointed. The rally took place in Cibeles Square, where approximately 170,000 demonstrators waved Spanish and European flags while chanting slogans of opposition. Protesters accused Prime Minister Sánchez of betrayal and delinquency for his role in promoting the dismantling of Spain by supporting the Catalan separatist movement.
The rally was organized in response to the reappointment of socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez, who negotiated with party regionalists, including Catalan independence parties, to obtain their support. The concessions included the adoption of a highly controversial amnesty law for separatist leaders and activists. Demonstrators and political party leaders expressed their opposition to the Prime Minister and his alleged attempt to divide the Spanish population by supporting separatist causes. This resulted in protests breaking out across the country, drawing attention from other European countries.
The demonstration highlighted the deep divisions within Spanish politics and rising tensions surrounding Catalan separatism. Right-wing leaders called for national unity and accused Sánchez of ignoring significant opposition to the amnesty law. The protest served as a reminder that despite efforts to negotiate with separatists, Spain remains divided on this critical issue.