The Minister of Interior, Justice and Victims of Terrorism of the Community of Madrid, Enrique López, has said that “the unjust closure of Madrid must stop as soon as possible” because, in his opinion, it is “unnecessary” and “disproportionate” and only responds to “political urgencies of a failed government.” In his Twitter account, López has indicated that the state of alarm is a “constitutional outrage” and a “clumsiness” typical of a “childish and radical” government.
- Ayuso assures that “Madrid should not be in alarm” because “for two weeks ICUs and admissions have decreased”
- Madrid considers the application of the state of alarm “authoritarian” and believes that “nobody can be proud”
- Sánchez asks for empathy about the state of alarm in Madrid: “We could not stand idly by”
The state of alarm declared in Madrid highlights the clumsiness of a radical and irresponsible government. The unjust closure of Madrid must cease as soon as possible, it is unnecessary, disproportionate and only responds to political urgencies of a failed government. pic.twitter.com/3Vuwm4uaKV
– Enrique López (@EnriqueLopezJIV) October 11, 2020
The Madrid councilor has said that the central Executive has subjected the citizens of Madrid to “unprecedented blackmail” and it has indicated that by decreeing the state of alarm the Government has invaded a competence of a Community and has altered its “self-government”. For López, the Government has not decreed the state of alarm to protect public health against an “exceptional” risk, but to impose a criterion of action “diametrically opposed” to that of the Ministry of Health.
You have recalled that this mechanism can only be deploy when “extraordinary circumstances make it impossible to maintain normality through the ordinary powers of the competent authorities “and” this is not the case, “he pointed out.” The citizens of Madrid will not forget how they have been used in a context of pride and conceit, “the counselor wrote.