About 100,000 people, according to Vox and the Government delegation, gathered this Sunday in the Plaza de Colón in Madrid to protest against the president, Pedro Sánchez, and the amnesty for the Catalan independence leaders, promising to “respond ” if the grace measure is approved.
Vox asked all public officials to attend a demonstration described by Jiménez Losantos with these damning words:
“The former DENAES now calls for a demonstration, but in whose name? Who is DENAES and with what authority does it call for anything? Well, Esperanza Aguirre, who does not miss a party, or Girauta, who wants to be an MEP or something. But, in the end, it consists of Abascal calling a demonstration with Abascal through the foundation of Abascal and the one who stayed with Abascal, so that people go and say that “president, president” to Abascal.”
The truth is that some people chanted “president, president” to Abascal this Sunday. It is even questionable that all party officials attended the Plaza de Colón where the event took place. The atmosphere was like a funeral. Even in what could be called ‘ultra trigger’, one of the protesters was heard lamenting to some people who attended the march. The pictures speak for themselves.
In the interest of information, and to face the hitmen of Vox on social networks who deny this information, ElPlural.com has created a series of images that speak for themselves.
Culture against the extreme right
The failed Vox demonstration coincided with a manifesto in which more than 60 prominent people in the world of culture made under the title ‘Culture must respond to the current authoritarian drift’.
This manifesto, sponsored by the Mayo 1 Foundation, arose in response to the intolerance of the extreme right.
Among the signatories are famous names such as Pedro Almodóvar, Carlos Bardem, Bernardo Atxaga, Juan Diego Botto, Elvira Lindo, Miguel Ríos, Rozalén and Aitana Sánchez Gijón, among others.
This call to action to defend the values of freedom, equality and fraternity took place at the end of the conference ‘Society, rights and extreme right,’ organized by the 1 de Mayo Foundation in collaboration with the CCOO, held on 27. and 28 October in Valencia, according to the official statement of the entity.
The manifesto highlights the concern of the signatories about the use of hatred, anger and fear as justifications for dynamics that are against the basic principles of society. In addition, it emphasizes the need to criticize these dynamics and promote change.
The poet and director of the Cervantes Institute, Luis García Montero, who coordinated the manifesto and presented it during the closing of the congress, emphasized the importance of culture as a means of creating community in unjust situations.
The general secretary of the CCOO, Unai Sordo, also emphasized during the closing that in Spain and other areas of the world xenophobic, reactionary and sexist messages have been normalized, as well as the presence of the extreme right of those institution. The fight against the extreme right has become a fight for a social pact, a social contract and the protection of public services, community development.