While 12 years have passed since the end of terrorism in Spain, the Chamber encourages society to defend democracy against those who want to impose their ideas of violence.
“Memory, dignity and justice” are the demands of the Parliament of the Canary Islands for the 850 people killed at the hands of the terrorist group ETA as well as “resources” to solve the 379 crimes for which justice has not yet been done. done. In an institutional statement, the Chamber also wants to remember Miguel Ángel Blanco, councilor of the Popular Party in Ermua (Vizcaya), on the occasion of the twenty-sixth anniversary of his kidnapping and subsequent execution at the hands of ETA.
Astrid Pérez, president of the Parliament, read the text of a declaration that emphasized the importance of remembering the damage caused by ETA in Spanish society and the “threat” that terrorism poses to freedoms and democracy in all countries . To combat these dangers, the Chamber calls for the participation in the fight against terrorism “not only of all political forces at the moment” but also of society in general and, in particular, of young people.
On October 20, 2011, ETA announced the “definite cessation of activity” following the negotiations carried out in the “peace process” during the Government of José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero. That end means leaving 43 years of terror in which the role of State Security Forces and Bodies was “laudable.”
A day before, on Tuesday, the House also condemned another attack on democracies, the one made by the dictator Pinochet’s coup in Chile in 1973. Of course, the motion was made with controversy because the Vox is the only group that has distanced itself. from the same.