Tucker Carlson arrived in Madrid. The journalist and talk show host was seen at the rallies that the conservative opposition has been organizing for more than a week against the socialist government led by Pedro Sánchez. Through a post on Twitter, Carlson appeared accompanied by the Spanish conservative politician Santiago Abascal, leader of the Vox political party.
Several other photographs soon flooded social media confirming his presence in the city center of Madrid. Carlson showed his support for the protests that focus on the legal reform that the government intends to carry out to amnesty those found guilty of plotting a coup d'état with the goal of Catalonian independence. Sánchez aims to win over the votes of these coup plotters in Congress, thus allowing him to extend as president for another term.
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Demonstrations against pardoning coup plotters
It is the 11th day of protests in the Spanish capital against the project to pardon the crimes of Catalonian politicians who carried out a parliamentary coup against Spain in 2017.
The protests in Spain have captivated the attention of the English-speaking press, which has seen conservative political mobilization in the streets in a way that has few precedents in European democracy. Since the first protests were organized at the beginning of the month in front of the headquarters of the Spanish Socialist Workers Party (PSOE), they have been taking place every day, bringing together a significant portion of the Spanish electorate.
Since the beginning of the protests, the Spanish government has made intensive use of police, which cordoned off the areas near the party headquarters with the aim of preventing the protesters from passing through. This weekend, the Spanish National Police also prevented a large group of protesters from camping in front of the PSOE headquarters.
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Last Sunday, the moderate-conservative Popular Party, the most-voted party in the previous elections and leader of the opposition, organized a series of mass protests in the main streets of the province.
Meanwhile, the government and its parliamentary coalition continue with their intention to approve an amnesty law for the Catalonian coup plotters, one of the demands of the Junts and Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya parties. They are one of the great conditions for Sánchez to obtain his votes in Congress and become president of the government again.
Several institutions and associations in the legal field warned of the danger of this reform, which would endanger the independence of powers in Spain and the rule of law.