Spain: 40,000 march against amnesty for Catalan separatists

Spain: 40,000 march against amnesty for Catalan separatists
Spain: 40,000 march against amnesty for Catalan separatists

Hello and welcome to the details of Spain: 40,000 march against amnesty for Catalan separatists and now with the details

Nevin Al Sukari - Sana'a - Spain's opposition People's Party leader Alberto Nunez Feijoo speaks during a rally against a possible amnesty for Catalan separatist leaders in Madrid, Spain, September 24, 2023. — Reuters pic

MADRID, Sept 24 — Tens of thousands of Spaniards protested in Madrid today against possible plans by acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez to grant an amnesty to Catalan separatists to keep himself in office after an election he failed to win.

Waving Spanish flags, supporters of the opposition conservative People’s Party (PP) travelled from across Spain to attend the rally in Madrid. Authorities estimated the size of the crowd at 40,000.

Sanchez, who came second in an election in July, could stay in office if he wins the support of exiled former Catalonia leader Carles Puigdemont, whose Junts per Catalunya party controls seven seats in parliament.

Puigdemont, wanted in Spain for attempting the region’s secession, has demanded that legal action be dropped against fellow separatists as a condition for his support.

Alberto Nunez Feijoo, leader of the PP which won the most votes on July 23, said he would never concede to demands for an amnesty for organisers of a 2017 independence referendum in Catalonia, which was held despite courts ruling it was illegal.

Withdrawing criminal cases against the separatists would amount to granting an amnesty to “coup plotters”, he told supporters at the Madrid rally.

Gregorio Casteneda, 72, a pensioner, had travelled from Santander on Spain’s north coast to show his opposition to any amnesty.

“I am not in favour of the government that we have. To me this is a disaster because it is going to divide Spain totally,” he told Reuters.

Sanchez held his own political rally in Gava, near Catalonia’s regional capital Barcelona, on Sunday. He did not mention an amnesty but said the Socialists wanted to heal social divisions over the Catalan crisis.

“We are trying to turn the page,” he told supporters.

In 2021, Sanchez granted pardons to nine separatists jailed over their roles in the independence push.

Feijoo will take the first stab at a vote to become prime minister on Sept. 27, but his chances of winning are seen as slim since the PP opposes any concessions to separatists. If Feijoo fails, Sanchez will get a chance to see if he can muster support. — Reuters

These were the details of the news Spain: 40,000 march against amnesty for Catalan separatists for this day. We hope that we have succeeded by giving you the full details and information. To follow all our news, you can subscribe to the alerts system or to one of our different systems to provide you with all that is new.

It is also worth noting that the original news has been published and is available at Malay Mail and the editorial team at AlKhaleej Today has confirmed it and it has been modified, and it may have been completely transferred or quoted from it and you can read and follow this news from its main source.

NEXT FBI director warns that Chinese hackers are preparing to ‘wreak havoc’ on US critical infrastructure

Author Information

I have been an independent financial adviser for over 11 years in the city and in recent years turned my experience in finance and passion for journalism into a full time role. I perform analysis of Companies and publicize valuable information for shareholder community. Address: 2077 Sharon Lane Mishawaka, IN 46544, USA Phone: (+1) 574-255-1083 Email: [email protected]