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Activists demonstrate calling for new government to protect social rights
By:
thinkSPAIN , Sunday, February 28, 2016

SEVERAL nationwide activist groups took to the streets yesterday (Saturday) calling for the as-yet unconfirmed future government of Spain to 'protect the public's rights'.

The Marea Blanca ('white wave') of medical staff campaigning for more investment in public health, the Marea Verde ('green wave') of education workers calling for better funding in schools and colleges, the Marea Roja ('red wave') of jobseekers demanding employment for all, the Marea Naranja ('orange wave') calling for an end to social welfare cuts, the Marea Violeta ('purple wave') calling for equality, and Mareas, or 'waves', of other colours came out in force.

They mostly marched through the streets of Madrid, but smaller gatherings took place in other cities and towns across the country.

Whoever governs, human rights must be protected,” banners read, and a manifesto stated that the new leaders of Spain needed to fight for a fair and dignified life for the public despite the current political uncertainty.

Tuesday this week (March 1) will see the beginning of the debates leading up to the in-house voting over whether or not PSOE (socialist) leader Pedro Sánchez should be president.

The actual vote will be over Thursday and Friday, March 4 and 5, meaning Sánchez is in a race against time to secure support and possible coalition partners.

His mission has suffered a setback after left-wing independents Podemos announced they would no longer support or attempt to join in government with the PSOE after a deal was struck between Sánchez and leader of the centre-liberals Ciudadanos, Albert Rivera.

But Sánchez still hopes to persuade Podemos' leader Pablo Iglesias to at least abstain in the in-house voting, if not to vote in favour of him, and possibly even agree to joining forces with him.

 

Photograph from the Twitter site of senior citizen activist group @YayoFlautas

 

 

 
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