The amnesty of the separatists and the formation of a leftist government together with Catalan and Basque separatists is fueling discontent in Spain. Protests and demonstrations have been taking place across the country for more than two weeks. Conservatives see the unity of the country in danger.
Conservative Spain is rising up. Hundreds of thousands of people – if not more – took to the streets across the country after Socialist leader Pedro Sánchez reached an agreement with Catalan and Basque separatists, imposed amnesty laws and formed a leftist government. Protests also took place in front of Spanish embassies in many countries.
The protests were supported by the leaders of the centrist People’s Party, Alberto Núñez Feijú, and the conservative Vox, Santiago Abascal.
Conservative forces see the amnesty as the beginning of the end of Spanish unity for the Catalan separatists, who are considered enemies of the state because of their illegal referendum. They talk about a “socialist coup.”
As always, the government will probably keep it quiet and wait for the protests to die down over time. A famous game: Ignore and wait until the opposition loses interest. And winter in Spain can also be very cold – performances will subside quickly.
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