The suspension of the 31-kilometer march in defense of the rights of ETA prisoner Henri Parot, who has precisely been imprisoned for 31 years serving different sentences for 39 murders, has not meant that this Saturday’s day has ceased to be very intense in Arrasate -Mondragón, a town in Gipuzkoa where the event called by the Sare platform was to be held, led by the former Minister of Justice for EA Joseba Azkarraga. Sare has opted for a smaller rally in the Monterron park, despite which it has attracted hundreds of people. Vox and PP have maintained their acts of reparation to the victims despite the script change, which have also occurred in Donostia and other cities in Spain promoted by the AVT and to which Citizens have also joined. An 81-year-old man has fallen and has been injured as a result of some moments of tension that have been experienced throughout the morning. Specifically, he has been run over by a group that was running in front of the Police, according to the first information.
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Inaxio Oiarzabal, spokesman for Sare, has insisted to the media that it is necessary to “denounce the policy of exception suffered by all Basque prisoners,” although apparently he was referring only to those of ETA. He understands that the possibility that a person could spend 40 years behind bars is a disguised form of “life imprisonment.” The platform admits that the suspension of the planned acts has been a complex decision, but they have had an impact on wanting to deactivate the “confrontation” with the “far right”. “It was not a tribute,” stressed Oiarzabal, who has insisted that there have been many “lies.” The platform has asked citizens to attend the events this Saturday similar to the one in Arrasate-Mondragón and the largest mobilization that they have already organized in Donostia in defense of the rights of ETA prisoners, for which they demand that they be treated. with an “ordinary” regime. By then, the Prison competition will have passed into the hands of the Basque Government.
The act of the Monterron park has brought together hundreds of people although the original appointment has not had the scope. It was to last from 11 am to 6.30 pm and included not only a political mobilization, but also children’s games, “elektrotxaranga”, DJs, bars and other recreational activities. Unai, as Henri Parot, born in Algeria when it was a French colony, was expressly mentioned as the recipient of the entire event.
The PP has chosen a very symbolic point in the town of Gipuzkoa to make amends to the victims, the vicinity where ETA held prison official José Antonio Ortega Lara kidnapped for 532 days. The blue garage door was painted yellow with the inscription, in Basque, “out with fascists” and “Leave alone, rampage!”. Led by Carlos Iturgaiz, a large representation of “popular” positions have carried black crepes and the names of those killed. “The street belongs to the Democrats and the victims, not the executioners. The ongietorris, manifestos and concentrations of the pro-ETAs who extol ETA murderers like Parot are apology for terrorism ”, Iturgaiz wrote on Twitter after the act.
With the slogan ‘Memory and story’, the leader of the PP Ana Beltrán has taken the opportunity to charge against Pedro Sánchez because “he urgently needs to remain alongside the heirs of ETA.” “He bleaches them, runs his hand over their backs and they are the preferred partners,” said Beltrán, who added that they would not have acted in the same way if the “tribute” would have been for “11-M terrorists” or “Pedophiles”. “The Government has to choose or be with the victims or with the executioners,” Beltrán has riveted 24 hours after the Executive, hand in hand with the delegate in Euskadi, Denis Itxaso, organized an institutional act of remembrance to those killed by Parot – and with the presence of relatives of some of them – to which the Memorial and the Basque and Navarrese Governments also joined.
As for Vox, which has chartered at least three buses to send to its leaders and supporters, led by Santiago Abascal, it has been received with the monoliths of tribute to the victims of the Franco regime near the place of their act covered with black tarpaulins as a sign mourning. There have also been anti-fascist calls. A cacerolada has tried to silence the speeches of the ultra-right formation, which has displayed not only Spanish flags but also Carlists. The leader Macarena Olona has accused the Government Delegation of not taking measures to prevent the tributes. She recalled that she was a state lawyer in the Basque Country and assured that she stopped similar calls.
The Ertzaintza’s Mobile Anti-riot Brigade has deployed a strong cordon at all times to avoid incidents. The Vice-Lehendakari and Security Councilor, Josu Erkoreka, has made a “call for responsibility” and explained that the “special” action of the Basque Police was aimed at “there being no problems and different ideas can be expressed peacefully”. However, there have been some frictions. It has been the case of some charges when a media related to Vox has called “terrorists” in a direct on YouTube to some people who were protesting against the act of Abascal and his followers. This group has uttered “murderous” cries at the officers.