Friday, October 11, 2013

Spain: repression and censorship (Madrid's latest)

Three activists of the anarchosyndicalist union CNT-AIT were arrested in Leganés (Madrid) upon a loud whistle of discontent at the inaugural discourse of the local fiestas. 

The protest was directed against the Mayor and the town government (conservatives, PP) and continued after the inauguration at the caseta (provisional tavern) of this party. A huge police deployment charged then against the crowd with great violence. 

The three arrestees have been beaten with particular brutality. As usual, they are accused of made-up charges of "attack against authority" and "public disorder". 

There have been further protests demanding the release without charges of those arrested.

Concert suspended for "political reasons"

The concert Love Music, Hate Fascism, scheduled to take place in the Shoko stage of Madrid, has been canceled in the last minute for unspecified "political reasons", as reported by the regional authorities.

The concert of Dr. Calypso and Ministers was organized as part of the Antifascist Week 2013. 

Source: Madriz Rebelde[es] (link 1, link 2).

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