Clashes in Spain after PM denies corruption allegations
Impromptu demonstrations were broke out in several cities including Barcelona, Alicante, Valladolid, and Sevilla calling on the party to explain its finances.
The Prime Minister promised to publicly disclose the amount of funds in all his personal bank accounts next week, denying recent media reports that alleged he and members of his governing conservative Popular Party accepted or made under-the-table payments.
Speaking at a special executive committee meeting at his party's Madrid headquarters on Saturday , the Prime Minister said "it is false" that he received or distributed undeclared money.
Earlier, El Pais, a leading newspaper in the country had published details of secret papers belonging to former party treasurer Luis Barcenas allegedly documenting undeclared payments.
The money was allegedly paid by businesses, many linked to the once booming construction industry, before the sector imploded in 2008.
Further, the paper stated nearly two-thirds of the alleged payments violated Spain's party financing laws.
However, the Prime Minister denies the allegations.