Protests in Madrid against coronavirus lockdown measures | World news


Sunday at noon, the songs of “Unity!” and “Health!” which echoed around a busy crossroads in the northeast of Madrid had given rise to a more specific request: “Ayuso resigns!”Madrid region president Isabel Díaz Ayuso on Friday announced that 850,000 people – many of whom live in some of the poorest parts of the city and surrounding areas – would be partially locked out from Monday in an attempt to stop the second wave of the virus.

Neither Ayuso’s decision, nor his claim that “the immigrant lifestyle in Madrid” was partly responsible for the current epidemiological situation, has been welcomed in the 37 affected areas, where there are more than 1,000 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.


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