Hundreds of citizens protest against the visit of King Juan Carlos to Spain | News

About 300 people protested in Madrid on Sunday against the visit of retired Spanish King Juan Carlos to his country of origin. Demonstrators gathered near the royal palace in the Spanish capital and held banners with texts such as “Justice” and “Bourbon in prison” indicating the house he belonged to.

This is Juan Carlos’s first visit to Spain since he left the country in August 2020, having lost credibility over financial dealings with Saudi Arabia, among other things. Juan Carlos currently lives in the United Arab Emirates.

The retired king was in the port city of Sanxenxo, northwest Spain, earlier this weekend. There he was warmly welcomed by dozens of attendees who shouted to him, among other things, “Long live the king, long live Spain.”

Juan Carlos became King of Spain in 1975 and retired in 2014. Since then, his son Felipe has ruled the country. The retired king is scheduled to visit his son on Monday before returning to Abu Dhabi.

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