Some 300 people, according to data provided by the Government delegation in Madrid, have gathered this afternoon in the center of the capital to show their “indignation” at the “impunity” of King Emeritus, Juan Carlos I.
Since 12:00 p.m., the demonstrators called by some thirty associations such as Anticapitalistas, Coordinadora 25-S, the Communist Party of Spain (PCE) or the July 26 Collective have occupied Plaza Isabel II in Madrid and have proclaimed slogans such as “The Bourbon to prison for chorizo and thief” or “Felipe, speed up, the third is coming.”
They have also displayed banners and pennants with slogans such as ‘The rascal has robbed’, ‘No to the monarchy’ or ‘Criminals out’.
During the action, which has colored the atmosphere red, yellow and purple due to the number of republican flags carried by the attendees, the ‘Himno de Riego’ and the version ‘La republicana’, by the group Reincidentes, have been heard.
The deputy of the United Left in the Madrid Assembly, Vanesa Lillo, has described the Spanish crown as a “completely anachronistic” institution and has valued the return of the emeritus as “a joke against the Spaniards”, while, in her opinion , citizens are attending “how the party hits” a person who “has been stealing for years.”
Speaking to journalists, Lillo pointed out that it is necessary to “show rejection of this type of impunity” to show that “we are all equal before the law.”
Carlos Sánchez-Mato, ex-edil of Ahora Madrid, also participated in the protest at the capital’s City Hall, and told Efe that “it cannot be” that people “from a certain family” are not, in his opinion, “equal before the law”, a circumstance that “must be ended”.
For his part, René Otaduy, spokesperson for the 25-S Coordinator, one of the organizing entities, has stressed to Efe that Juan Carlos I is “a character who is completely tainted by corruption” and has censored what he considers a “whitewashing”. ” both to his figure and to the monarchical institution.
Regarding the inviolable nature of the emeritus, Otaduy has lamented that it is “complicated” to subvert that condition “under the institutions of the 1978 regime”, although he has indicated that this debate is already installed in public opinion, as well as in a citizenry that does not want “continue to endure more” this situation.