On the occasion of the 22nd anniversary of his death, the Miguel Ángel Blanco Foundation has organized an event in the gardens that bear the name of the mayor in Madrid in which the president of the foundation and sister of the victim, Marimar Blanco, the mayor, participated. of Madrid, José Luis Martínez Almeida, the acting president of the Community of Madrid, Pedró Rollán, and the leader of the PP, Pablo Casado.
During his speech, the leader of the PP has reiterated his demand that "the heirs of Batasuna" are not political interlocutors and that you can not agree tables in autonomous parliaments with EH Bildu or have political representatives of this training in the media that we pay all Spaniards, in reference to the interview with Arnaldo Otegi at RTVE.
It has also influenced the legislative reforms proposed by the PP so that terrorist crimes are considered crimes against humanity or that homage can not be paid to terrorists who leave prison.
Casado has demanded that the definitive defeat of ETA continue to be written because it is "a task that has not ended". In this way, he has asked for collaboration "in the resolution of the more than 300 murders that continue to go unpunished" and continue with the celebration of tributes to the victims so that "our children know what happened in Spain."
In this line, he has indicated that democracy has an essential pillar in the victims of terrorism and has praised that they do not ask for revenge but for "memory, dignity and justice". "Spain will always be in debt to the heroes of our freedom, to the victims of terrorism," stressed Casado, who has been convinced of being able to defeat "relativism, equidistance and hypocritical cynicism" to think that you can turn the page of the bloody history of ETA.
END THE CULT OF TERRORISM
In a similar line, the president of the Miguel Ángel Blanco Foundation and sister of the mayor has urged to prohibit "the cult of terrorism" that, in their eyes, happens in the Basque Country and Navarra "almost daily" and has remembered the interview the leader of EH Bildu on public television to claim that "you can not put speakers who do not condemn" terrorism. "The rule of law does not owe anything to ETA", has riveted.
For his part, the mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, has announced that they will install a monument in memory of "all" victims of terrorism in the Plaza de Colón in Madrid and that in the district of Chamartín will dedicate a park to the orphans of the Civil Guard. Likewise, he has called for the recovery of the spirit of 1997 that filled the streets of Spain in protest against the murder of Miguel Ángel Blanco, and "stay united so as not to launder terrorism".
During the act, the president of the Community of Madrid in office, Pedro Rollán, has assured that from the Community of Madrid "will never confuse the executioners with the victims" and that they are not "willing to help to bury" the memory of the victims .
In this way, it has highlighted the "pioneering and exemplary" law for the protection, recognition and memory of the victims of terrorism, and has invited the rest of the communities, which do not have a similar regulation, to develop one.
Upon his arrival at the ceremony, the PP candidate for the Presidency of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, explained that the tribute to Miguel Ángel Blanco is one of the acts he has been attending since joining the ranks' popular '15 years ago. Ayuso added that from the PP in Madrid they understand the tribute with a lot of affection since they can clothe the family of the councilor murdered in 1997.
The act has concluded with a string quartet, and then the Spanish anthem.
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