Once again, the military parade on the occasion of Hispanic Heritage Day became the perfect scene for the booing of the population to the acting President of the Government, Pedro Sánchez.
Other political figures such as Isabel Díaz Ayuso, Patxi López, Santiago Abascal, Alberto Núñez Feijóo, Cuca Gamarra, Margarita Robles and Ione Belarra also attended the parade. The latter arrived wearing a scarf embroidered by Palestinian women, after criticizing this morning the celebration of October 12 for considering it “the anniversary of a genocide.”
In total, 4,177 soldiers, 142 vehicles and 86 airplanes paraded before an audience that was much larger than usual, perhaps in a vain attempt to reduce the popular outcry against Sánchez .
During the ground parade, more than 4,000 troops and 142 vehicles participated and paraded in front of the royal grandstand. King Felipe VI and Doña Leonor were standing, waiting for his passage, although the King was the only one who responded to the greeting, as the highest commander of the Armed Forces. In the middle of the route, a strange moment happened: for approximately 10 seconds the parade stopped.
Some of the units were captured just passing the royal tribune. “This is not usual,” they said in the TVE broadcast itself. The King stood waiting, looking around in disbelief to understand what was happening. Finally, the troops resumed their march and everything continued as normal. The main hypothesis considered is that it is due to a slowdown in some of the bodies that are ahead, forcing them to slow down to match the common rhythm.
Many viewers thought it was a planned move, believing that the units would make a special and distinctive move in front of the stands. Another anecdote from this October 12, which adds the Air Force soldier involved in the trend of four-legged protagonists .