November 26, 2020

The general secretary of the PCE criticizes that the security forces and the Justice allow the “systematic harassment” against Iglesias and Montero

The secretary general of the PCE, Enrique Santiago, has criticized this Tuesday in an interview on Cadena SER that Justice and the security forces allow “systematic harassment” against the Vice President of the Government, Pablo Iglesias, and the Minister of Equality, Irene Montero. Both have had to interrupt their vacations in Felgueras, in the Asturian Lena Valley, where they were staying at the home of Enrique Santiago’s family.

Pablo Iglesias and Irene Montero return from their vacations in Asturias

Pablo Iglesias and Irene Montero return from their vacations in Asturias “for safety” after the threats received

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“It is neither more nor less than one more chapter in the harassment that the extreme right has against this family. A systematic harassment of four months allowed by the security forces and the judiciary,” has denounced Santiago, who identifies as responsible for the threats to people linked to Vox.

The deputy has also assured that dozens of complaints have been filed in the courts and has reproached the Prosecutor’s Office for not doing “anything” when it could act ex officio. “The Prosecutor’s Office does nothing, the courts deny the complaints, they say there is no indication of a crime,” he lamented. For the politician, this fosters “a climate of hatred that one day will end badly.”

Threats in networks and a graffiti that reads “Pigtails, rat”

The family made the decision to return to Madrid and interrupt their trip after messages appeared on social networks with the location of the place where Iglesias was, encouraging them to come and “say hello.” In addition, according to the vice president’s environment, a graffiti has also appeared that reads “pigtails, rat.”

The mayor of Lena, Gema Álvarez (IU), regretted on Monday “the bad image that for the council the ultra-right protests have generated against the vice president and the Minister of Equality who were trying to spend a few days off in Lena.”

“I believe that all politicians, whatever their sign, have the right to enjoy their private life,” he has settled in a comment on Facebook.


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