Feb 18 2017
National suicide, that is. More than 160,000 bleeding hearts came out to to demand that Spain take in MORE MUSLIM freeloaders, rapists, and jihadists.
The Guardian (h/t Sul G) Apparently none of these snowflakes ever read about the Muslim conquest of Spain and the 700 years Christians and Jews suffered under Islamic rule. More than 160,000 demonstrators marched through Barcelona on Saturday urging the Spanish government to immediately meet its pledge to take in thousands of refugees.
Ada Colau, the mayor of Spain’s second city, had called on Barcelona residents to “fill the streets” and march under the slogan volem acollir (“We want to welcome them” in Catalan). Many of those flooding the major Via Laietana thoroughfare carried signs reading “Enough excuses, welcome them now”.
The protest comes after Spain pledged to take in about 16,000 asylum seekers from other EU countries under a quota system agreed in 2015, as the continent struggled with its biggest migration crisis since the second world war. Like other EU members, Spain has fallen far short of this target, with only 1,100 resettled in the country so far.
Jacint Comelles, a 62-year-old potter who joined the protest with friends and family, said not enough was being done to help people who have fled conflict hoping to start a new life in Europe. “We demand this minimum amount of dignity – that at least this number of refugees (16,000) can come,” he said. “In Catalonia, everything is ready to welcome them.”
The protest, organised by a group calling itself Casa Nostra Casa Vostra (Our home is your home), finished at the Mediterranean coast – a symbolic location given the more than 5,000 migrants who lost their lives trying to cross the sea last year.
Barcelona, capital of the wealthy northeastern region of Catalonia, put forward a plan in August 2015 for resettling refugees from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan and Eritrea.