Thousands of cars and motor-bikes honking horns and waving Spanish flags drove in procession through Madrid on Saturday as part of a nation-wide protest called by the far-right Vox party against the country’scoronavirus lockdown.
Spain, which imposed one of Europe’s toughest lockdowns on March 14, has started to ease restrictions, but Madrid and Barcelona have remained in lockdown for longer because of more severe coronavirus outbreaks.
Madrid and Barcelona are preparing to ease their lockdowns from Monday as infections have slowed. This will allow outdoor dining and gatherings of up to 10 people.
Spain has registered 28,628 deaths from COVID-19 and 234,824 cases. Syrian forces and another 1,000 are in detention in Iraq, many of them European citizens mainly from France, Britain and Germany.