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“Hands up! This is a robbery!”: Protests Continue in Spain

This article is part of our special news coverage Europe in Crisis.

This past weekend Madrileños took to the streets in droves to show their fury with Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy over new corruption allegations. On Thursay, the national newspaper El País published [es] images of ledgers in which Rajoy and other top Partido Popular members appear as receiving illegal payments (#lospapelesdebarcenas [es]). Protests concentrated outside the Party's headquarters lasted all weekend.

On Monday, Spain's opposition Socialist Party called for Rajoy's resignation. Rajoy has maintained that the claims are “totally false” and denies receiving such payments. He rejected calls for his resignation and claims his party is best suited to see the country through its current economic difficulty.

Here, a photo gallery of the weekend's events taken by the author.

<strong>Presidente Delincuente</strong><br />Our President the Crook<br />Photo by Anna Williams

Presidente Delincuente
Our President the Crook
Photo by Anna Williams

<strong>Por un Jaguar, Yo "mato"</strong><br />For a Jaguar, I'd "kill" - a reference to Health Minister Ana Mato, who is alleged to be part of the scandal.<br />Photo by Anna Wiliams

Por un Jaguar, Yo “mato”
I'd “kill” for a Jaguar – a reference to Health Minister Ana Mato, who is alleged to be part of the scandal.
Photo by Anna Wiliams

<strong>¡No falta dinero sobran ladrones!</strong><br />There's not a lack of money, there are too many thieves!<br />Photo by Anna Williams

¡No falta dinero sobran ladrones!
There's not a lack of money, there are too many thieves!
Photo by Anna Williams

<strong>¡Chorizo!</strong><br />Thief!<br />Photo by Anna Williams

¡Chorizo!
Thief!
Photo by Anna Williams

¡<strong>Manos arriba esto es un atraco!</strong><br />Hands up! This is a robbery!<br />Photo by Anna Williams.

¡Manos arriba esto es un atraco!
Hands up! This is a robbery!
Photo by Anna Williams.

This article is part of our special news coverage Europe in Crisis.

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