Thousands rally against Catalan pardons

By TPN/Lusa, in Europe, News · 14-06-2021 17:00:00 · 0 Comments

Tens of thousands of people have joined protests in the Spanish capital Madrid against controversial plans to pardon jailed Catalan separatists.

Leaders of Spain's right-wing parties joined the demonstration against the pardoning of 12 separatists behind a failed independence attempt in 2017. Protesters accuse the Socialist-led Spanish government of using the plan to shore up its political support. But the government says the pardons will help calm tensions over Catalonia.

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