Radical Spanish leftist party holds anti-austerity rally in Madrid
February 1 , 2015
A massive rally by the far-left Spanish Podemos party was held in Madrid on Saturday.
Dubbed as the “March for Change”, the rally was an attempt to capitalize on the victory of Greece’s Syriza party. Pablo Iglesias, the Podemos leader, said that the “wind of change” has started to blow through Europe.
Podemos, which is ahead in opinion polls, has pledged to write off part of the country’s debt if it comes to power.
The atmosphere at the rally, which was a show of strength ahead of the general elections, was almost like a carnival, media reports said.