The majority unions of the Civil Guard and the Police will gather on November 10 in Barcelona against the amnesty and in defense of “45 police officers and civil guards sued for October 1.” “They stonewalled us on October 1, 2017, and now institutionally ‘apedrean’ us», criticized the unions in a statement. And police sources announced that “the humiliation that the government has subjected us to cannot be answered.”
Agents’ representatives said they were following “government orders aimed at restoring constitutional order” on the day of the illegal October 1 referendum. They described that they did it “putting our physical integrity, the police, and civil guards at risk.” However, they criticized that, now, “from the central government It is about amnesty for those who break the rule of law to negotiate a whitewash of what seriously happened that day.
One of the accusations is the treatment of the security forces in the agreement between the socialists and the republicans. “It is a certainty that the agreement agreed for the investiture between PSOE and ERC of its articles (points 4 and 6) led to the dismantling of the security of the citizens of Catalonia,” they explained. Consequently, the unions showed “their total rejection of the humiliation of the agreement reached between the PSOE and of ERC independentists for the investiture of the Government of Pedro Sánchez». That agreement that most of the Civil Guard and Police unions complained about included amnesty.
United Association of Civil Guards and Unified Police Union (UGC y SUP) stated that they cannot “remain indifferent because of what we consider to be a clear attack” on their professional rights. They alleged that they felt “used by 1-O, to later become ‘bargaining currency’ according to convenience.” The unions expressed their dissatisfaction with “attempts to judicially condemn and shame police officers and civil guards who acted with complete seriousness and professionalism.”
The equalization of wages is another of the demands of State Security Forces and Bodies and they complain that the authorities do not respond to their commitments: “This Government has failed to fulfill.” “This discrimination and negative treatment of the civil guards and the police is unacceptable,” complained the unions. The main complaints from representatives of agents refer to the increase of staff for the Civil Guard and the police and to approval of legislative initiatives that guarantee equal pay.
In addition, the AUGC AND SUP criticized that “the personnel of the Mossos d’Esquadra has been increased” and that “the budget allocation” of this regional police force has been increased. However, the Civil Guard and Police complained that they were not given the “recognition of the Special Singularity Zone complement” in Catalonia.
As a result, the statement said that the agents “have lost their influence and presence in Catalonia due to the continued intention to extract powers and expel the civil guards and national police from this Autonomous Community.”
The Trial court The number 7 of Barcelona prosecuted 45 agents of the National Police because, according to the investigating judge, “the action of the police is disproportionate” in a school used by the Generalitat for illegal that referendum. In other schools, the magistrate found “a particularly violent and disproportionate action by the agents” and use of force that “in some cases was unnecessary.”
The rally will be held the next day November 10 before the doors of Barcelona courts. The intention was to show a “step rejection of this agreement reached” between the socialists and the secessionists. In addition, they intend to show their support for the 45 agents “who served in one of the most difficult times for our democracy.”