Spain’s far-right Vox rallies thousands in central Madrid

Santiago Abascal

Thousands of people joined a rally called by Spain’s Vox in Madrid on Saturday, with leader Santiago Abascal telling the crowds only his far-right faction could handle the Catalan crisis.

Abascal took aim at the ruling PSOE Socialists, largely focusing on the crisis in Catalonia.

Vox has taken a very tough line on Catalan separatism and wants all regional pro-independence parties banned, with the message appealing to those who want to see Spain’s territorial integrity protected.