Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Basque Country: homophobic mayor warned by the authorities

The notoriously homophobic mayor of Arrangoitze (Northern Basque Country), Jean-Michel Colo (UPM), was warned by the French authorities of dire consequences if he did not abide by the law marrying a local gay couple, as he must (or alternatively a lieutenant-mayor can as well). 

While the meeting of the mayor with the sub-prefect of Baiona took place, opposing groups of demonstrators concentrated nearby, almost clashing. Police intervened arresting one of the equal rights demonstrators (as usual the fascists have impunity).

After the meeting finished the fascist mayor declared his intention to continue with his unilateral homophobic attitude. He has a week to comply.

Source: Sare Antifaxista[es].

The arrested victim of police caprice is Arrangoitze neighbor and antifascist militant Joel Sistiaga:

Arrest of Sistiaga
Free Joel Sistiaga!! IPEK ANTIFAXISTA
 Source: SA[es].

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