In a show of opposition, tens of thousands of protesters took to the streets of Madrid to rally against a controversial Catalan amnesty law that enabled Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez to stay in power. The law, which has been a subject of intense debate, grants amnesty to Catalan separatists involved in the illegal referendum of 2017. The protesters, carrying banners and flags, expressed their discontent with the legislation that they believe undermines justice and unity within Spain.
This protest comes after months of political paralysis in Spain, as Pedro Sánchez struggled to maintain his position as the country's leader. The turmoil in Spanish politics has left Sánchez clinging to power, leading to a sense of uncertainty and instability. However, with the support of some political allies, Sánchez managed to secure another term as Prime Minister, narrowly winning the backing to form a new coalition minority government.
Despite this victory, Sánchez's chances of forming a stable government were still uncertain. The inconclusive election results and the opposition's resistance to his policies posed significant challenges. The former member of the PP and Vox, Alejo Vidal-Quadras, was even targeted in an attack by a masked gunman, highlighting the tensions and divisions within Spanish politics.