MASSIVE Rally Against Terrorism in Madrid!

** An estimated 2.1 million attended the protest today!

Hundreds of thousands of protesters rallied against “surrendering to the terrorists” in Madrid today!

People wave Spanish flags as they gather for a demonstration organised by Spain’s main opposition party, in Madrid March 10, 2007. Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators protested at an opposition rally in Madrid on Saturday to vent their rage at what they say is the Spanish government’s ‘surrender’ to Basque separatists ETA. (REUTERS/Sergio Perez)


People sit on a monument as they gather for a demonstration organised by Spain’s opposition party, to vent their rage at what they say is the Spanish government’s ‘surrender’ to Basque separatists ETA, in Madrid March 10, 2007. (Paul Hanna/Reuters)


El Pais
The massive rally was aimed at Zapatero’s surrender policy to terrorists:

Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators protested at an opposition rally in Madrid on Saturday to vent their rage at what they say is the Spanish government’s “surrender” to Basque separatists ETA.

Angry at a government decision to grant house arrest to a multiple killer from ETA after he fell dangerously ill on hunger strike, protesters waved red and yellow Spanish flags as they marched up Madrid’s main 12-lane avenue, shouting for Socialist Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero to resign.

“This is the last straw. We’re fed up with this man trying to dismantle Spain,” business consultant Asuncion Casanova, 50 told Reuters. “I used to think Zapatero was an exciting character, with purpose and ideas, but now, no way.”

Flanked by Popular Party (PP) councilors from the Basque Country conservative opposition leader Mariano Rajoy marched behind a banner declaring, “Spain for freedom. No more concessions to ETA.”

Zapatero released an ETA mass murderer earlier this month after he went on a hunger strike in jail. Inaki de Juana Chaos, the prisoner in question, killed 12 police in a 1986 car bombing.

Barcepundit notes how this “weakened” terrorist was able to walk out of the prison by himself and was able to take 40 minute showers with his girlfriend while in the hospital.

People wave Spanish flags as they gather for a demonstration organised by Spain’s opposition party, to vent their rage at what they say is the Spanish government’s ‘surrender’ to Basque separatists ETA, in Madrid March 10, 2007. (REUTERS/Paul Hanna)


People gather before the start of a demonstration in central Madrid March 10, 2007. (REUTERS/Sergio Perez)

Sunday marks the third anniversary of the Madrid train bombings.

(L-R): Jose Ricardo Martinez, head of Madrid’s union UGT, Pilar Manjon, head of Victims of Terrorism Association and the mother of a Madrid train bombing victim, and Javier Lopez, head of Madrid’s union C.C.O.O clap after holding a moment of silence during a ceremony in remembrance of the victims of the 2004 Madrid train bombings at Madrid’s Atocha station March 9, 2007. The poster reads: ‘192 victims: we remember’. (REUTERS/Susana Vera)

** Barcepundit has a great roundup.
** Toasted Bread has much more, including pictures, on this massive protest today.

Previously:
Terrorist & Mass Murderer On Hunger Strike Demands Freedom
Zapatero Surrenders to ETA Terrorist’s Demands

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