The image distributed by the Popular Party at 12:15 p.m., the first aerial photograph of the event, confirmed the exceeding of forecasts. The act against the amnesty has exceeded the calculations that the popular people made recently: “more than 60,000 people”, according to sources from the organization and citing the National Police. It is triple what was expected. The Government Delegation estimates the attendance at 40,000.

Although in Génova they expected the attendees to reach with their presence the first urban barrier that the Plaza de Felipe II encounters, which is Narváez Street, this limit was already exceeded long before the event started.

There was more than an hour until the rally began and reaching the first meters of the audience was already an impossible mission. The attendees already surpassed the giant screen placed halfway along the route and began to block Narváez.

Once the rally started, attendees already filled the final stretch of the avenue and reached Alcalá Street, where the National Police maintained the perimeter to prevent the protest from overflowing this artery in the center of the capital. “Forecasts overflowing,” they said in the PP.

The same thing happened in adjacent streets: Jorge Juan, Fernán González, Duque de Sesto or Goya were practically impassable minutes before the event began with the greeting of the mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida.

Likewise, O’Donell Street, like Alcalá, served as a stopping point for the 200 buses arriving from all over the country. The most delayed buses continued unloading attendees in the vicinity of Felipe II while the event began. The collapse was such that there was no cell phone coverage nor could the Wi-Fi be used.

The more than 60,000 people who attended the large rally against the amnesty is, according to PP sources, the figure that the National Police has confirmed to the party itself, although the Government Delegation lowers the number to 40,000.

PP sources assure that “it is the most massive event called by a single political party in recent years.” “It is the largest and most massive rally in our history,” they add in Genoa. “Even more than that of Mestalla” in 1996, which catapulted Aznar with 55,000 people.

The important nuance is that this was not a typical rally, but a party protest. Many people have gone to the event to demonstrate. In fact, most did not even listen to the public address system.