With shouts of “Marlaska go now & rdquor; and flags of Spain and the police unions, a multitude of policemen, civil guards and agents of other security forces have departed from Puerta del Sol in Madrid to the headquarters of the Ministry of Madrid in the largest demonstration of those called so far against the reform of the Citizen Security Law, known as the ‘gag law’.
The march has the presence of the main leaders of Vox, close to the head, in which a group of policemen, guards, ertzainas and municipalities hold a banner that reads: “No to this reform. No to citizen insecurity”.
The president of the community of Madrid, Isabel Diaz Ayuso, and the mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, have also appeared in the previous concentration in the central Madrid square.
Agents of all police forces they have left this Saturday to the streets in Madrid to protest against the reform raised by the Government in a demonstration that has been joined by PP, Vox and Ciudadanos.
Despite initial discrepancies between unions and associations, finally all representative groups of the State security forces have decided to attend to the march sponsored by Jusapol, the association born in 2018 and from which Jupol and Jucil emerged, the two organizations currently with the most representation on the boards of the National Police and the Civil Guard, respectively.
Miguel Gomez, leader of Jusapol, the union platform that convened the demonstration, has assured before the start of the march that, with the reform, the Police officers feel “affected in their professional and personal safety and that of their families & rdquor ;. The Jusapol platform calls it “Law of hatred to the Police & rdquor; to the reform, the process of which has not yet begun in Congress.
Presence of political leaders
The protest, with a notable attendance of agents, have been joined by leaders of PP, Vox and Ciudadanos.
The president of Madrid, Isabel Ayuso, has expressed its support for the organizing organizations but later has refused to join the march: “I have a job as president of the Community of Madrid and I think it is better to attend to my institutional representation tasks. Just as I have not seen well when ministers they have been at the forefront of demonstrations for political reasons “, justified the popular leader. Given that, Ayuso has defended that the reform of the Citizen Security Law is a “direct attack” on the rule of law, on the freedom of all citizens and that “calls into question” the work of the Forces and Corps Security that, in his opinion, “are among the best in the world, the most professional, most beloved, modern and that help precisely to combat the law of the strongest against the weak.”
It is expected that the president of the PP, Pablo Casado, will join a little later, after returning from a party act organized in León. Already from the Castilian-Leon city, where a congress of provincial leaders of the PP has closed, Pablo Casado, has accused the PP and the PSOE of preparing the reform that “leaves the Police and the Civil Guard defenseless & rdquor; to “be able to set the street on fire when they are in opposition & rdquor ;.
“We are on the street with the most loyal and hard-working servants of Spain,” said the president of Vox, Santiago Abascal, in statements to the media upon arrival at the demonstration. “We are here against a law approved by the Government together with all the enemies of Spain and the constitutional order,” said Abascal, before adding that the reform promoted by the Government “is the perfect summary of the situation that Spain now faces. and so we are on the streets. “
The president of Ciudadanos, Ines Arrimadas, has criticized the “sectarianism” against the government police and its partners, EH Bildu, Esquerra and Unidas Podemos, and “their defense of criminals” for the reform of the Citizen Security Law, known by their detractors as’ gag law ‘. This has been pointed out to the media, on the occasion of the “great demonstration.” In addition, he has criticized that the reform proposed by the Executive is a “worsening of the Citizen Security Law”, because it is aimed at “unprotecting the State Security Forces and Bodies”, since “it is not going to advance in a system that what it does is criminalize and unprotect the police “. “Sánchez is allowing himself to be carried away by his partners, who want the police to be the bad guys always, to be unprotected and for criminals to be protected,” he lamented.
Minister of interior
The Interior Minister, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, regretted last Monday in Mérida that the PP is trying to “patrimonialize” and “politicize” the security forces made up of professionals who have made the police forces the best valued institutions. “This image is also due to its neutrality, which should be preserved by all”, notice.
In the protest this Saturday, the reproaches that the agents launched this Wednesday in front of the Government delegations against the changes that PSOE and United We Can have agreed to introduce in the reform of the Citizen Security law, in force since July 2015 and that it was approved with the votes of the PP, which had an absolute majority in Congress.
Fundamentally, trade union organizations, which call for the mobilization of agents and all citizens, they consider that the future law will leave the police officers “defenseless” and their actions with less legal certainty.