Demonstration against King Emeritus Juan Carlos I, who is visiting Spain

The government of the socialist Pedro Sánchez insists that Juan Carlos, who abdicated in 2014 haunted by scandals, must give "explanations".

Editorial Dept. Voz de la Diaspora

Spain – Nail 300 people demonstrated this Sunday in the center of Madrid against King Emeritus Juan Carlos I, who is visiting Spain after almost two years of exile – and persecuted by information about the questionable origin of his fortune, which has been criticized.

With republican flags and banners that read "Justicia" or "El Borbón, the prison”, the Protestants, according to a central government spokesman, gathered in a square in front of the Royal Theater, a few blocks from the Royal Palace, to repudiate the figure of the former head of state (1975-2014).

The prosecution archived in March all the investigations against Juan Carlos de Borbón, but the revelations about the unclear origin of his fortune seriously damaged his image, appreciated until then for its role in the transition to democracy after the death of dictator Francisco Franco in 1975.

The government of the socialist Pedro Sánchez insists that Juan Carlos, who abdicated in 2014 haunted by scandals, must give "explanations".

“It is a shame that the king emeritus has returned to this country to do a regatta, it is a shame that he has not returned to be accountable before justice and the citizenry”, expressed this Sunday at an event of his party Ione Belarra, general secretary of the radical left formation Podemos, minority partner of the Socialists in the coalition government.

The former monarch of 84 years, residing in the United Arab Emirates since August 2020 between suspicions of corruption, arrived in Spain on Thursday to attend a regatta in Sanxenxo (Galicia, northwest) see you this Sunday and see your son on Monday, King Philip VI, and other members of your family, before returning to Abu Dhabi.