Madrid (EFE).- Dozens of associations have called this Saturday in the Plaza de Cibeles in Madrid a demonstration against the Government of Pedro Sánchez, in a protest that has the support of the PP, Vox and Cs, but which will only be attended a political leader, the president of Vox, Santiago Abascal.
In this way, the controversial “photo of Columbus” will not be repeated, in which the leaders of the three parties could be seen together.
The leader of the PP, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, has declined the invitation of the convening associations, the España Cívica Forum and the Libertad y Alternativa Foundation, among others, to give prominence, he said, to civil society, although he has guaranteed support ” unequivocal” from the party to the protest.
Politicians who want to go must do so “in a personal capacity, representing the party, yes, but they should not lead this demonstration,” he stressed.
Thus, the deputy secretaries general for Autonomous and Local Coordination, Pedro Rollán, and Organization, Miguel Tellado, will attend for the PP; MEP Dolors Montserrat; the president of New Generations, Beatriz Fanjul; and the candidate for Mayor of Barcelona, Daniel Sirera, among others.
On the part of Cs, no member of the new leadership will attend, but the former orange leader and spokesperson in Congress, Inés Arrimadas, together with the deputy mayor of Madrid, Begoña Villacís.
The new leadership of Cs has left freedom for whoever wishes to go in a personal capacity, although former party leaders have said they do not understand the absences of the new political spokesperson, Patricia Guasp, and the general secretary, Adrián Vázquez, since the organizations conveners are groups that Cs “always” has supported.
Under the slogan “For Spain, Democracy and the Constitution”, the concentration will begin at noon in Madrid’s Plaza de Cibeles.
Associations such as Unión 78, led by Rosa Díez and Fernando Savater, have joined the protest; Free and Equal, by Cayetana Álvarez de Toledo; S’ha acabat o Neos, by Jaime Mayor Oreja, in addition to a hundred civil groups from different autonomous communities.
All of them understand that in the face of the “critical situation” that Spain is experiencing, a citizen protest is necessary “to express their discomfort”, as stated in the manifesto made public by the organization.
As they denounce, Spain has the highest rates of youth unemployment and child poverty in Europe, as well as the highest delinquency, criminality, rape and occupation of democratic homes.
“We have been suffering from the worst government in the history of Spain for four years, and now we are more sure than ever that Spain does not have this government thanks to the result obtained in an election,” they point out.