They tore down the statue dedicated to Bahamontes in Toledo


The statue that honors Toledo to the cyclist Federico Martin Bahamontes It appeared this Friday knocked off its pedestal and removed from its location by firefighters, while the Local Police opened an investigation to find the author or authors of the act of vandalism.

The vice mayor and councilor of Citizen Security and Civil Protection, Inés Cañizaresannounced the event in an audio sent by the City Council and announced that the City Council will appear as injured in the complaint filed, due to the damage caused.

In this sense, he said that there was not only material damage, but the public image of the city was damaged, because the statue was dedicated to one of its most famous figures, who died on August 8 at the age of 95. , and who was the first Spaniard to win the Tour de France in 1959.

This is the second time that the statue of Bahamonteslocated on the street Truly del Arrabalin place of Vantage pointsinside the Zocódover plaza climb, which was demolished in July 2019, just over a year after it was inaugurated in May 2018.

On that occasion, several parts of the bronze sculpture were broken, with a height of 1.90 meters and in real size reproduces the figure of the so-called ‘The Eagle of Toledo’, because of the comfort he had to face. grand tours.

After experiencing this new act of vandalism, the City Council decided to remove it from the municipal park firefighters, who have taken it to their facilities, said Cañizares, who advocated “pursuing with all the legal force we can” this type of vandalism.

Source: La Verdad


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