Madrid, Spain, Feb 26, 2021 / 15:11 pm
While maintaining restrictions on transit, gatherings, and worship services amid the coronavirus pandemic, Spanish authorities will allow marches for International Women's Day next month.
Various feminist organizations are already calling for demonstrations in various parts of Spain March 8. In Madrid, marches of up to 500 persons have been authorized.
The Minister of Health, Carolina Darias, advises against the marches, saying, "there's no place" for them because "the epidemiological situation would not allow nor make sense to hold these events."
However, Fernando Simón, director of the Health Emergencies and Alerts Coordination Center of the Spanish government, has been in favor of the feminist events and said that they're less risky than Holy Week processions.