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Protesters call for fresh elections in Spain amid Catalan tensions

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Thousands of protesters thronged the streets of Madrid on Sunday, making calls for fresh elections "for a united Spain" after Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez proposed talks to ease tensions in Catalonia.

The demonstrations were organised by two centre-right parties, Popular party and Ciudadanos, and far-right Vox Party. Calls for Sanchez's resignation were made by the protesters who collected at the Plaza de Colon here on February 10.

"Historical day in the Plaza de Colón. The United Spain has said enough to the blackmail and the cessions before the nationalists. Next stage, 26M. If you do not go, Sanchez stays. #UnidosPorEspaña (United for Spain), elections already," Pablo Casado, the President of the People's Party tweeted in Spanish on Sunday.


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First Published: Sun, February 10 2019. 22:04 IST