Several thousand people have demonstrated this Saturday in the Basque Country, Barcelona, Madrid and dozens of locations throughout Spain, to request that the public pension system be guaranteed and warn that they will only recommend the vote for the parties to defend public pensions.
Coinciding with the first weekend of the campaign for the general elections, Basque pensioners have returned to the streets and have shown the importance of their vote. In Bilbao, nail 10,000 people, according to the Municipal Police, have marched in a festive and vindictive atmosphere behind a banner demanding "decent" pensions.
The spokesmen of the movement of pensioners have remembered that the group demands for more of a year that the rise of the CPI to the pensions is guaranteed and that a minimum pension of 1.080 euros is established. In Saint Sebastian, also thousands of pensioners have taken this afternoon the streets of the center of the city to demand a "decent public pensions".
In Madrid, around 800 people, according to the National Police, have demonstrated this afternoon to request the shielding of pensions and the repeal of Article 135 of the Constitution that gives priority to the payment of public debt. The protesters have walked the Atocha Street to the Puerta del Sol with placards and slogans such as "No to the Pact of Toledo" or "Govern who governs, pensions are defended."
In Barcelona, a thousand people have taken to the streets, convened by Marea Pensionista Catalonia, with the same demands: ask for guarantees for the public pension system and warn that they will only recommend the vote for the parties that defend them. The protesters have demanded that political leaders, before the general elections on April 28, commit to maintaining the minimum interprofessional salary.
In Castilla y LeónSome two hundred pensioners have demonstrated in the center of Valladolid and one of the spokespersons of the Valladolid Coordination in Defense of Pensions has declared that the European Parliament's regulation on the regulation of the pan-European product of individual pensions harms the public system.