The only demonstration called against the presence of Don Juan Carlos has failed. The BNG, with its spokesman in Congress, Néstor Rego, at the helm, has only managed to gather just over 50 attendees this Saturday, in a protest a few meters from the Sanxenjo Yacht Club (Pontevedra), which hosts the regattas at that this weekend the King's father has come on his first trip to Spain in 22 months. The majority of those who have attended the anti-monarchist event were, in addition, militants of the BNG and Galicia Nova, its youth formation.
In an attention to the media, during the protest, which he has called "symbolic", and in which he has been accompanied by the BNG deputy in the Galician Parliament Montse Prado, Rego has said that Don Juan Carlos "is not welcome" because it represents values such as "institutionalized corruption." The nationalists consider that the -temporary- return of Don Juan Carlos "is not edifying", and they reaffirm their commitment to a "Galician republic".