After the march, people listened to CNT speakers through a small PA. The themes of the speeches would be familiar to any International Workers Day. They spoke about the need for solidarity with migrant and “illegal” workers. The challenges posed by “precarity” of employment. There were speeches on the ending of the Mercadona strike and the history of MayDay.
After the speeches, tension mounted when the police, who had previously kept a very discreet distance, detained one man. Apparently this was for taking photographs of them. The crowd surrounded the two officers and their colleagues moved closer on foot and with four vans. A stand-off ensued, lasting until the crowd decided that the police were attempting a deliberate provocation ahead of the rest of the day's events. “Look at them, they're not workers, they're the friends of the bosses,” they chanted as they walked away. Later in the day there was a communal meal and a “Reclama las Calles”.