Madrid (EFE) opened by the reform of the law of the only yes is yes.
In the traditional demonstration, called by the 8M Commission, the socialist ministers and also the head of Equality participate, in two different blocks behind their banner.
“All the women who defend equality are going together today,” the head of the Treasury and deputy secretary of the PSOE, María Jesús Montero, told journalists, who assured that despite the “technical discrepancies” the government is “strong and stable ” and he has months ahead to develop his agreements.
The socialists, who march behind a banner that reads “Equal and free women”, have begun to hear the first cries of “corrupt, thieves, free rapists”, uttered by a small group of young people who have been rebuked by the rest of protesters.
The head of Equality, Irene Montero, participates together with the leadership of the Ministry and Podemos, between songs of “Irene, brave, here are your people” and “Trans women are women too” and “Only yes is yes”.
“There are more of us, we are not going to take a step back and we are going to continue conquering all the rights for all women”, stressed Irene Montero, who has denounced “transphobia”, has opted to “accord” to the feminist movement and has committed to fighting for the law of only yes and yes.
The PP politicians have chosen to join the march organized by the Feminist Movement of Madrid, contrary to the trans law and which has begun to walk amid shouts of “Irene Montero resignation”, “It is not a feeling to be a woman” or “Las Women don’t have penises.
In statements to the media before beginning the demonstration, the 8M Commission has hoped to make history again and show the strength of feminism in a march in which “everyone, without exclusion” fits.
The day after the plenary session of Congress began to process the reform of the law of the only yes is yes with the united vote of the PSOE and the PP, Sihanm Jessica Korriche, spokesperson for this platform, has advocated “not taking a single step back” and has also celebrated the conquest of rights of trans people.
Her partner Ana Hernando has claimed the plurality of opinions in the feminist movement, but has rejected the agenda of those who want to limit rights and has welcomed them in their march.
A few hundred meters away, the Feminist Movement of Madrid marches behind a banner that reads “Feminists fighting for women’s rights.”
Ana de Blas, spokesperson for this platform, has defended her decision to call a parallel march so that women’s rights are not “invisible” by other agendas. “The feminist demands are ours,” she has assured in statements to Efe.
United against laws that they consider “anti-feminist”, the movement is committed to fighting against prostitution, pornography, surrogacy and runs along Atocha street with banners that read “Turnips out of our sinks”, “Putero al caldero” or “My womb is not for rent.”