This has been highlighted this Sunday at a press conference, after this Saturday it transpired that on October 7 Rivera did not pass the regulatory tests for explosives traces at the El Prat airport in Barcelona.
Villegas explained that in Barcelona, Rivera and other politicians from Cs, such as Inés Arrimadas or Carlos Carrizosa, go with bodyguards, who belong to the National Police, so Rivera "listens to the instructions" that the escort gives him. and "does not make any decisions" in the field of security.
"But in Madrid, fortunately, it does not have an escort, and it happens like any of us" the controls at the airport, Villegas added, ditching the issue emphasizing that "it is the escorts who give us the instructions and what to do in every moment. "
In a statement, Citizens defended this Saturday that the party's president followed "at all times" the instructions of their escorts as they pass through the security checkpoint at the airport. Two guards asked for a trace test of explosives, but it was not done. The orange formation ensures that Rivera did not refuse to stop at any control when it was required to do so, and refers to the "criteria and authority" of the National Police for not having passed said control.