Spain: Fifth day of anti-lockdown protest hits Madrid's Salamanca district

Dozens of residents of Madrid's affluent Salamanca district took to the streets on Thursday, criticizing the management of Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez during the COVID-19 crisis. The protests, which were not authorized, took place for the fifth consecutive day, with several protesters being fined by police. Demonstrators waved Spanish flags, banged pots and pans, and chanted slogans... Еще against the government. «This is the PSOE [Spanish Socialist Workers Party]. You can't walk on the street, you can't demonstrate, you can't do anything,» said one of the fined protesters. «Long live Spain! Long live Spain! I'm going to walk around today. I'm going to walk today, with no one within two meters. Complying with the law, as it should be done,» said another protester. Spain has begun easing restrictions after almost two months of strict mandatory lockdown measures due to COVID-19. As of Tuesday, the country had recorded more than 229,540 confirmed cases of COVID-19 since the outbreak began and 27,321 deaths related to the disease, according to data collected by John Hopkins University.

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