Spanish Queen Sofia waves her hand upon arrival for the inauguration ceremony of the Parador de Corias hotel in Cangas del Narcea, northern Spain
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Spain's Queen Sofia booed at hotel opening

Spain's Queen Sofia has been booed by angry crowds as she arrived to open a new hotel in Cangas del Narcea, northern Spain.

Police had to hold back crowds who were protesting against cuts to the coal mining industry.

The Queen was accompanied by the Minister of Industry, Energy and Tourism.

More than a hundred miners took part in the demonstrations.

  • 16 Jul 2013
  • From the section Europe
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