Spain: Large protests against Catalan amnesty deal in Madrid after PM sworn in

Source: Al Jazeera [Qatari state media]

“Tens of thousands of protesters have marched through Madrid in opposition to a controversial Catalan amnesty law that enabled Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez to form a government for a second term. Sanchez’s Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE) secured the backing of the Catalan separatist Junts party by offering amnesty to those linked to a botched bid for regional independence six years ago. According to the authorities, more than 170,000 took part in Saturday’s protest, the largest yet against the deal, which has prompted the opposition to take to the streets in cities across the country. Sanchez was sworn in on Friday, nearly four months after an inconclusive election left the country with a hung parliament.” (11/18/23)