Some 300 people have demonstrated in Madrid this Sunday against the impunity of the king emeritus, according to data from the Government Delegation. The protest occurs in the middle of the visit he is making Juan Carlos I. “The Bourbon to prison for being corrupt and a thief,” shouted the demonstrators.
They are outraged that the bourbon be received with applause and long live the king, without having responded for the irregular behavior that the prosecution confirmed. They were not prosecuted for, among other reasons, the inviolability enjoyed by the rey until June 2014 or the prescription of certain facts.
“The monarchists should be the first outraged with this attitude that the emeritus has had,” pointed out one of the protesters.
“He has been stealing for forty years, squandering the money of all Spaniards and that on top of that he is applauded, it is a shame,” said Emilio Grande, retired and member of the Coordinator of Pensioners.
“He is making headlines that he is coming back, that he is coming to a regatta, that he gets on the Bribón, that he goes down, that he goes to feasts and without giving explanations and that there are people who say that he does not have to give them because it is inviolable. No , ladies and gentlemen. Here, if it is true that people say that all Spaniards are equal before the law, let it be demonstrated. It cannot be that more than ten crimes that have been committed are proven and nothing happens here, “he said Vanessa Lillo, deputy for Podemos in the Assembly of the Community of Madrid.
while in Sanxenxo in Galicia the rey he continued with his journey. This Sunday she has taken the opportunity to enjoy her passion for sailing again.
The King Emeritus Juan Carlos Iwho will see his family tomorrow in Madrid, almost two years after he left Spain for Abu Dhabi, affirmed this Sunday before questions from the press that he expects “many hugs” from the meeting, because he “very much” wants to “see the family”.
Juan Carlos de Borbón was more explicit when he returned this afternoon from the regatta in which he participated in the Galician town of Sanxenxo (northwest), since in the morning, when asked about the same thing, he refused to answer and stated: “Ask, ask you”, to then settle sharply with the following statement: “I’m here, in Sanxenxo”, and close the matter with a hand gesture.
According to press reports, the presence of Juan Carlos I in Spain, and the attention that his stay has caused in public opinion and the media. It has caused a certain degree of discomfort in his son and his current monarch.
Juan Carlos of Bourbonwho has held the title of king emeritus since he abdicated in favor of his son in 2014, returned to Spain last Thursday the 19th, for the first time after he left in August 2020, after learning about his controversial business abroad and the possible illegalities in them.
That year, the Supreme Court Prosecutor’s Office opened three research: for alleged millionaire commissions for the works of the high-speed train to Mecca (Saudi Arabia), for a case of alleged undeclared donations and another of possible concealment of funds in tax havens, although in March of this year they were archived.
His first destination when he returned to his country was the region of Galicia (northwest), where he stayed at the house of a friend from his closest circle, and participated these days in a sailing regatta, one of his favorite sports, in the town from Sanxenxo and that ends today.
Since his arrival in that town, he has been seen every day going to the yacht club to go to sea surrounded by his friends, and always followed by a large number of journalists, since his return has caused great expectation.
It will be this Monday, the fifth day of his stay in Spain, when he will meet in Madrid with his son, Felipe VI, after more than two years of estrangement, which the current head of state marked with respect to his father when he learned of the irregular business abroad.