He also supported the legalization of insults against the Crown and the Armed Forces
Once again, the National Day parade was marked by boos and whistles against Pedro Sánchez.
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As in other years, the boos were repeated, and even louder, despite the measures taken by the government to keep the public away, following Sánchez’s obsession with avoiding showing his face to the Spanish and, if he had to do so, trying to avoid any protest. A behavior that is not appropriate for a government that claims to be democratic, but acts as if it is afraid of the people.shows a clear allergy to any public exposure.
Sure, there are many reasons that justify these boos. The latest is that we have a man at the head of the government who lost the election in July and now seeks to approve an unconstitutional amnesty with the sole purpose of holding on to power, ignoring the demands of fellow separatists, more than it already did. Besides, This is a government dedicated to attacking institutions, trampling on judicial independence allied with the communists, the sympathizers of the terrorist group ETA and the authors of the separatist coup of 2017.
While he could not bear to be mocked, Sánchez believed that it was legitimate to insult Spain, insult and slander the Crown, insult and threaten the Armed Forces and Police, and humiliate believers.. This is what he revealed when he voted for two initiatives presented by his communist partners from Podemos. On October 23, 2018, Sánchez and his PSOE colleagues voted in favor of legalizing outrages against Spain, supporting a Podemos initiative that describes them as “freedom of expression”. This initiative also seeks to legalize crimes that punish the humiliation of believers (Art. 525 of the Penal Code), insults and threats to the Army and Security Forces and State institutions (Art. 504), and defamation and insults against the Crown and the Royal Family (Arts. 490.3 and 491).
This position of Sáncz and the PSOE was repeated in June 2021, when the socialists once again supported another Podemos initiative to legalize these crimes. The text of the initiative (which can be read here) asked to abolish the crime of hatred against Spain, which punishes the burning of Spanish flags which states the following: “This crime is applied to the attack on freedom of expression prevents criticism against the symbols of our country, which are in the flag and the national anthem.” The results of the vote can be found here. The 120 PSOE deputies voted in including Pedro Sánchez.