The leader of Vox, Santiago Abascal, has blamed the Minister of the Interior, Fernado Grande-Marlaska, of the 13 injured this Wednesday by police charges during the training rally in the Madrid neighborhood of Vallecas. “Marlaska must answer before a judge: he is guilty of the injuries that his brigadistas have caused,” he has expressed in his account on the social network Twitter.
Sánchez and Iglesias, in the Bolivarian style, have wanted to prevent us from speaking in Vallecas where thousands of neighbors vote for us We have spoken, and we will do so throughout Madrid and throughout Spain Marlasca must answer before a judge: he is guilty of the injuries caused by his brigadistas. pic.twitter.com/EQ4EYvTzSU
– Santiago Abascal 🇪🇸 (@Santi_ABASCAL) April 7, 2021
Likewise, the president of Vox has accused the president of the Government, Pedro Sánchez, and the candidate of United We Can to the regional elections in Madrid, Pablo Iglesias, of trying “in the Bolivarian style” to prevent “us from speaking in Vallecas.” Other party leaders, such as the parliamentary spokesman, Iván Espinosa de los Monteros, have expressed themselves in the same terms.
Iglesias has not been slow to respond. For the leader of United We Can, the culprit of the riots has been Abascal himself, who at one point has approached the protesters who were gathering to insult him. In his Twitter account, Iglesias has accused the leader of Vox of “breaking the police cordon with his thugs to provoke a police charge.”
For Iglesias, Vox “will continue advocating terrorism, vindicating Francoism and promoting violence. And it will do so with the support of the PP.” And he has concluded: “Always anti-fascists.”
VOX will continue advocating terrorism, vindicating Francoism and promoting violence. And it will do so with the support of the PP.
– Pablo Iglesias 🔻 (@PabloIglesias) April 7, 2021
Along the same lines, the spokesperson for United We Can in Congress, Pablo Echenique, has assured that “some posh” have gone to Vallecas to “try to provoke the neighbors with bravado,” in reference to the political act of Vox. “Today some posh people have gone to Vallecas to try to provoke the neighbors with bravado. They have peacefully reminded them of the little love for work that their boss has and he has gone after them to provoke a load,” he said on Twitter .
Instead, the Popular Party has come out in defense of Vox. The PP candidate and regional president, Isabel Díaz, has transferred all her support to the party “before the intolerable attacks suffered in Vallecas “. “Madrid belongs to everyone. Madrid is freedom,” he stated on his Twitter profile.
All my support to @vox_es before the INTOLERABLE attacks suffered in Vallecas. Madrid belongs to everyone. Also, at a time when the extreme left is collapsing in the neighborhoods that were believed to be “theirs.” Madrid is Freedom.
– Isabel Díaz Ayuso (@IdiazAyuso) April 7, 2021
The mayor of the city, José Luis Martínez Almeida, has expressed that violence against ideologies “is not admissible”, while the formation itself has posted a tweet to show its support for the Police and Vox: “The attacks suffered by Vox and some of those attending the Vallecas rally are intolerable and they must have a unanimous conviction. ”
All our support to the State Security Forces and Bodies The attacks suffered by @vox_es and some of those attending the Vallecas rally are intolerable and must have a unanimous condemnation. Violence against different ideologies is inadmissible. pic.twitter.com/jKCUCEIATn
– Popular Party (@populares) April 7, 2021
The Citizens’ candidate for the presidency of the Madrid Assembly, Edmundo Bal, has condemned the events: “There is no right to harass anyone for their ideas: the only ones that are left over are the violent ones. Today many speak in the name of Vallecas, but not from your neighbors’ problems. Let’s stop this. ”
Finally, the socialist candidate, Ángel Gabilondo, has been equidistant: “What happened in Vallecas is very serious. Extremism feeds on extremism. Violent attitudes are always rejectionable. We have to stop this spiral and do it democratically by voting massively with our convictions. And stopping the path of fear and hatred, “he wrote on his Twitter account.