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Piñata effigy of Spain's prime minister causes political party upset
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Piñata effigy of Spain's prime minister causes political party upset

The image of Pedro Sánchez was hoisted above a crowd outside the Socialist party headquarters on New Year's Eve

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Friday, 5 January 2024, 15:31

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Demonstrators against the government's planned Catalan amnesty law gathered outside the Socialist party's offices once again on New Year's Eve.

As part of added festive spirit, a large image of Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez - in the form of the celebratory piñatas hit by children with sticks - was hoisted above the crowd.

The abuse of the PM's effigy has not gone down well, with the PSOE party claiming it was a hate crime. But even the PM's coalition partner, Sumar, has said it was merely free speech and right-wing parties have pointed out that the left is prone to doing similar things.

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