February 27, 2021

The National Police took a long time when anything could happen

The deputy mayor of Madrid and leader of Citizens, Begoña Villacís, denounced on Monday that last Saturday the National Police "took a long time to arrive" at the Pride demonstration site where the Citizens' delegation was prevented from advancing when "it could happen anything".

Villacís has denounced this action to his "inefficient" judgment, in an interview with TVE collected by the Efe Agency, where he stressed that his companions had "fear" when surrounded by hundreds of people.

The councilor from Madrid has asked for the resignation of the acting interior minister, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, for stating that the pact with Vox had consequences, before the incidents occurred, which in his opinion makes him "responsible" for what happened.

"A minister who justifies violence against a political group should not be one minute longer where he is," he has defended.

"They make us victims because wherever we go we are harassed", added Villacís who believes that alluding to the pacts with Vox to explain the protest against him is an "excuse" because they go to "daily escrache" since they rule in Madrid, which he attributes to the "bad loss" of the left.

It also accuses the "extreme left" of "patrimonializing" the LGTBI collective and distributing passages of who may or may not attend the march of the Pride.

Villacís has challenged to find a measure in his pact with the PP to govern in the City of Madrid that involves a setback for gays, lesbians, transsexuals and bisexuals and recalled that in that agreement they are committed to keep the Pride in the center of the capital.

To ask for self-criticism of the victims, as the organizers of the Pride have done, FELGTB and Cogam, is for Villacís to "legitimize violence".

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