Recently there was held a
manifestationin Barcelona to protest against the possible amnesty for those accused of the ‘procés’. Dani Mateo reviews some of the chants and banners that could be seen at the rally, which included the classics “Puigdemont to prison” or the great hit “let Txapote vote for you.”
As the comedian ironically puts it, “the
amnesty It has caught us all by surprise” and that is why at the rally they have had to settle for chanting “no to the amnesty”. Mateo highlights the lack of originality in that rhyme and addresses the protesters directly telling them: “work it out a little more, conservative person.” Furthermore, he gives them some possible rhymes with amnesty like “even your aunt hates her, amnesty I have a lot of mania for you or less amnesty and more hairdressing.” Wyoming also gives its contribution with: “Amnesty, it seems like a good day.”
As for the
bannersthe comedian indicates that “there was something more high-level” such as the banner of a man against Puigdemont which read: “No to the charnego of La Carolina” referring to the former president’s origin in Jaen. To that phrase, the man added “rather to the wall than to the Parthenon“, something that disconcerts the presenter and the collaborator who do not find sense in naming the famous Greek monument.
Another of the most striking banners was that of a woman who, “in a triple somersault,” as the comedian states, accuses the
king as an accomplice to a coup d’état by proposing Pedro Sanchez as president of the Government. As Mateo says, ironically, “as if this were a democracy, mind you, and I thought that this demonstration was to ask that the Constitution be respected, not to ask that the king ignore it.”
The comedian also refers to the intervention of the former socialist mayor of A Coruña,
Paco Vazquezwho was at ease on stage saying, for example, that “they want to steal Catalonia from the Catalans”, “there are those who follow the constitutional pathof the felon and the traitor” or “they want to become Venezuela of Spain.” As Mateo humorously points out, “Paco Vázquez perfectly controls what would be the basic package of proclamations against the left, the one they give you in the PP and in Vox as soon as you join, or in the PSOE when you have been a member for more than forty years”.