Some controversies surround the attacks and Saturday demo
The king of Spain, Felipe VI, has finally decided to attend the demonstration to be held on Saturday in Barcelona. The possible presence of the monarch at the antiterrorism march has generated controversy during the past few days. Some far-left Catalan parties such as the CUP criticized him for being “indirectly responsible” for the attacks. Meanwhile, some 170 Catalan organizations have organized an event on Sunday just before the march to protest the “hypocrisy” of the Spanish monarchy and government. They claim the royal family facilitates the sale of weapons to countries such as Saudi Arabia, which are thought to fund the Islamic State.