A tribute with wide institutional representation, on the 25th anniversary of the murder of Miguel Ángel Blanco


The event will be held in Ermua and will be attended by the Lehendakari, Pedro Sánchez, King Felipe VI, the mayor of the city and Marimar Blanco, among others.

The act of tribute to the 25th anniversary of the murder by ETA of Miguel Ángel Blanco will be held next Sunday in Ermua, with a wide representation of Basque and Spanish institutions.

For example, the Lehendakari Iñigo . is expected to Urkullualong with other heads of the Basque government, the President of the Spanish government, Pedro Sanchezthe king Philip VI and the local mayor, Juan Carlos abascalamong other things.

During the act it is expected that Urkullu, Sánchez, the king, the mayor and finally also Marimar Wit Initially, the sister of the murdered mayor was left out of the list of interveners, but after sending a letter to the authorities, the mayor contacted her to opportunity to participate in the celebrationand.

In statements to Efe on Tuesday, the socialist president said that by “integrating” Marimar into the speakers of this tribute, he intends “unity” to prevail in the act surrounding the memory of the assassinated mayor.

Juan Carlos Abascal also explained that his intervention will follow an “institutional” course, recalling that the Ermua City Council was the institution that led the citizen mobilizations against ETA 25 years ago, which took place across the country 25 years ago. the most massive was in Bilbao the day before his murder.

On the other hand, yesterday the spokesman of the Basque government, Bingen Zupiria, regretted Sortu’s absence from the tribute and criticized that “he does not want to take this opportunity to reflect on what happened around the kidnapping and murder” of the popular mayor.

The Miguel Ángel Blanco Foundation has organized a series of events in 70 municipalities to “remember the constitutional values ​​that Miguel Ángel Blanco defended and for which he was murdered”.

Most of these acts will take place between July 10-13, around the dates Blanco was kidnapped (July 10, 1997) and later murdered (he died in hospital in the early hours of July 12-13).

Under the motto “Unity due to you”, the Foundation will organize several events in capitals such as Madrid, Zaragoza, Malaga, Cadiz, Salamanca, Vitoria-Gasteiz, Pamplona, ​​​​​​Palma de Mallorca, Alicante, Seville and Santa Cruz de Tenerife , among other locations.

These tributes will be a reminder that “many righteous people took a stand against the victims, confronted the terrorists and those who supported them and demanded civil freedom, memory, justice and democracy,” said the Foundation’s director, Cristina Cuesta.

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Source: EITB


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