Thousands of Spanish patriots turned out to march against the Muslim invasion and in favor of putting Spanish people first. The huge crowd—which snaked through the city for blocks—marched under banners calling for an end to the invasion and chanted “Refugees no, Spanish yes,” among other slogans.
NEW OBSERVER The rally was held in coordination with a similar march in Rome, organized by the Casapound Italia organization, and took place despite an attempt by the communist party mayor of Madrid to ban the march.
The main slogan under which the rally was organized was “Defend Spain, defend your people” and started from the Plaza de Spain, ending in the Plaza del Dos de Mayo.
Many attendees wore shirts with the HSM logo, which bear slogans such as “Defend Europe,” “Revolt against the modern world,” “Stand against a world in ruins,” and “The nation is strong.”
Earlier, the HSM group explained the reasons for the demonstration on its Facebook page as follows. “Sometimes, we try to avoid the problem by closing our eyes, and looking the other way. That makes us believe that the problem goes away, but it’s not like that.
“Passivity, and silence as demanded by the politically correct, wants us to believe that we are free, but by staying still we are complicit in the decline of our people, our identity, of our ways. Looking the other way just accelerates our own destruction, and sells our freedom to the highest bidder.
Ten thousand Italian patriots turned out to take part in an anti-invasion and anti-European Union protest march though the main thoroughfares of Rome, organized by the Casapound Italia organization.
NEW OBSERVER The turnout, replete with flags and ordered formations, started at the main Rome “reception center” for invaders at the Piazza Vittorio square, before moving off in the direction of the Colosseum.
Along the way, the disciplined crowd chanted numerous slogans such as “Stop the invasion! This is my home.”
The crowd carried flags, let off tricolor flares, and carried banners reading “Italy rise, fight and win,” “First the Italians,” and “Defend Italy with the spirit of the heroes of the Piave.” (The latter slogan is a reference to the June 1918 World War I battle which resulted in a decisive victory for Italy.)
The rally, held under the slogan of “Casapound Defend Italy,” was completely peaceful. At the speeches which were made at the end point, near the Colosseum, movement leader Gianluca Iannone—sporting an impressive beard—said that the parade was being done in conjunction with similar events in other European cities.
“We want a strong state to take care of our citizens and our children, we are against privatization, we want priority for the Italian people, and we are against uncontrolled immigration,” Iannone said.