[New Europe] Is Spain Rebelling?

Jorge González-Gallarza
1 min readMay 29, 2020
Málaga residents protest the government’s management of COVID-19 (Photo: EPA/EFE/Daniel Pérez).

Colón and Cibeles are two of Madrid’s iconic squares, and though a landmark of the bourgeois Salamanca downtown district, the Recoletos boulevard connecting them has long been a stomping ground of the Spanish left. Since political freedoms were restored at Franco’s death, every major progressive rally has packed its arterial thoroughfares, whether for union strikes, to protest the country’s partaking in the Iraq War, or the…

Jorge González-Gallarza

A writer in Paris, Jorge's work has featured in The Wall Street Journal, National Review, The American Conservative, The National Interest and elsewhere.