"It was an event that offended us - an insult and a horror," said PP spokesman Carlos Floriano, while Socialist leader Pedro SÃ¡nchez phoned King Felipe to express his solidarity.
Carlos Floriano, the PP spokesman, said his party was analysing legislation in countries where attacking national symbols is a crime, with an eye to introducing similar laws in Spain.
Yet the PP
is aware that this political term is coming to an end, and that no legal reform could make any headway before parliament is dissolved in late September to prepare for November's general elections.
was unable to say exactly what type of changes might be under consideration.
added: â€œThat type of demonstration has no place in a country ruled by freedom of expression.â€�