Rally against war and in defense of immigrants took place in the centre of Madrid.
About 30 people gathered in front of the building of the Spanish foreign Ministry to Express support for the refugees, and opposition to the policies of Western countries in military conflicts, most importantly the Syrian.
The rally under the slogan "No to NATO - No to War" was organized by the Global platform against war.
The members of the Platform against wars, Not for the 1st time protesters in Madrid chanted " War - No refugees - Yes ", " No more wars - will Not become immigrants ", " No NATO, remove the base ".
"currently, the civilian population of Syria has become a hostage of war, they are bombing, hunger, destruction. Millions of people, "said one of the protesters Ildefonso Gomez from the" Platform against impunity of francoism ".
He declares that Spain often refuse to grant asylum." Thousands of people are waiting for 6-7 months meet the requests for asylum must be very serious reasons, so they gave it to him. In addition, give asylum to Syrians, but to the Afghans, the Iraqis - No, " says Gomez.
according to official data of the Ministry of interior of Spain in 2014 for asylum in Spain turned over a 5, 9 Thousand people. Most often immigrants from Syria (1681 people), Ukraine (946), Mali (620) and Algeria (309). A positive response to requests for asylum (they were likely to be extended until 2014) the Spanish Authorities have given almost 5 thousands of cases, 603 cases were denied, 188 cases did Not want to accept the request. However, the Spanish Commission for refugee assistance (CEAR) gives different figures: in 2014, the Authorities refused in 56% of cases of requests for asylum (2029 people from 3614).
Spanish authorities suggest that In the current year, it will take About 35 thousand immigrants - About 17, 7 Thousands of immigrants according to "quotas" of the EU, more than 17 thousand, according to forecasts of the Ministry of internal Affairs, cross the border of Spain in the region of Ceuta and Melilla (the two enclaves in Northern Africa, the border with Morocco). Throughout the country began a campaign in support of immigrants. Creates a " network of cities of refuge ", which included major cities such as Madrid and Barcelona. Thousands of residents of Spain are ready to accept immigrants at home.