Thousands of Spanish citizens took to the streets of Madrid to commemorate the 82nd anniversary of the proclamation of the Second Spanish Republic. The protesters shouted slogans against the Crown, which is now going through corruption and personal scandals.
Following the sharp decline on the popularity of King Juan Carlos, 75, even more affected by the imputation of his youngest daughter, the Princess Cristina, in the corruption case which her husband Iñaki Urdangarin is involved, the Spanish people expressed rejection under the slogan “Down with the Monarchy, for a Third Republic.”
The congregation marked the anniversary of the proclamation of the Second Spanish Republic on April 14, 1931, which ended the Civil War (1936-1939) and over 40 years of Franco’s dictatorship.
A survey carried out in January found that 45% of the Spanish people wanted the King to abdicate. Prince Felipe, heir to the throne, 45, has not been affected by any of the family scandals and her image is less affected.