The government sees "unacceptable" the "harassment experienced by the PP candidate Cayetana Álvarez de Toledo and his campaign team "yesterday at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, as indicated this afternoon by the spokesperson of the Executive, Isabel Celaá, in the press conference after the Council of Ministers.
"The University is a place where, as he said Unamuno, we must convince with the intelligence and the word and not overcome by brute force, "the government spokeswoman added in reference to yesterday's incidents. Álvarez de Toledo came yesterday accompanied by the leader of the Catalan PP, Alejandro Fernández, the UPyD MEP Maite Pagazaurtundúa and the popular mayor by Barcelona, Josep Bou, to participate in an act in the Autonomous.
Some 200 students protested their presence on campus and tried to prevent them from entering the building, so the Mossos had to accompany the PP delegation. "Totalitarian children have tried to violently prevent our entry to the UAB," said the popular candidate for Barcelona after the incident.
Today Celaá and the rest of the government have wanted to show solidarity with Álvarez de Toledo, considering this incident "literally unacceptable and clumsy". An attack that "the Government regrets, because it is the opposite of what represents politics, dialogue, knowing how to say and how to listen," said the spokeswoman, who also reiterated that "Catalan society needs dialogue and coexistence "
The solidarity of the Executive with Álvarez de Toledo contrasts with the reaction of other candidates such as Junts per Catalunya, Laura Borràs, who after knowing the incident suffered by the popular indicated that "there are people who look for problems and, when you look for problems, you find them".