In a demonstration in front of the headquarters of the Spanish Socialist Workers Party (PSOE) on Ferraz Street, hundreds of Spanish citizens expressed their discontent against the government of Pedro Sánchez, which they accused of a “coup.” The protest, spontaneously called through social networks, created strong political tension in the heart of Madrid.
Protesters, carrying banners with slogans such as “Pedro Sánchez in prison” and chanting slogans against the current government, gathered in the emblematic street of Ferraz, demanding changes in direction in the country’s politics.
However, the police restricted access to anyone outside the police force or political party, creating a security cordon around the PSOE headquarters.
The PSOE leadership requested the intervention of the police to maintain public order, and the police responded immediately. Agents cordoned off the area, preventing protesters from approaching the vicinity of the party building. Residents of the area said that the police asked them to leave the terraces and street establishments. Additionally, a drone and a helicopter have been deployed to monitor the area. These planes, operated by the authorities, monitor the demonstration from the air.
The attendees expressed their disappointment and dissatisfaction by demanding from the police the right of access to the PSOE headquarters, loudly chanting the slogan “This is a joke.” In addition to their request for access to the PSOE headquarters, the protesters also echoed the slogan “Not in my name”, a slogan used in this demonstration and in previous protests against the amnesty.