The PSOE asked this Wednesday for the “immediate dismissal” of the PP councilor in Torrox Salvador Escudero, responsible for Popular Culture and Tradition, for “comparing migrants to animals.”
In an interview on municipal radio, Escudero reviewed the recent arrival in Torrox of more than 200 immigrants from the Canary Islands, mostly sub-Saharan, who were transferred by the central government to a hotel of the municipality of Malaga in collaboration with La Cruz. Red.
The popular councilor said that migrants, “no matter how good” they are here, It is not known where they will go or what they will do.” if they shoot in the street if they steal a car, or if they are looking for a living because they have nothing.”
“And in the face of nothingness, you feel desperate and you reach a moment where you can do something that may not be in your thoughts, but the need pushes,” said Escudero, who raised the need to establish a mechanism of “control.” ” of these people during their stay in Torrox.
“Control I don’t know, like they don’t put a mark like animals, they put a bracelet on it or something like that.”I don’t know how far these creatures can be controlled that roam around in a month,” he declared.
Criticism of the Central Government
“There is already typhus in the Canary Islands, we put typhus here, we don’t know what they will bring to us,” added the councilor, who criticized that the Government did not notify the Torrox City Council sufficiently in advance of the arrival. this group of immigrants.
“That they will take it and put it on us like that just because through the back door, that there is no way to have something prepared for security because we don’t know what will happen, it’s like putting they’ll throw a time bomb at you and tell you they don’t know when it’s going to happen.” exploded,” he added.
Faced with the incessant arrival of migrants on Spain’s shores, Escudero said “we will not allow ourselves to be invaded like that” and invited people who “care” about migration to “put these people in their houses and pay taxes. “more for this kind of thing.”
Criticism of the PSOE
Given these statements, the spokesperson of the PSOE in Torrox and national representative, Mari Nieves Ramirezasked for the immediate dismissal of councilor Salvador Escudero: “These types of statements have no place in a democratic society like ours.”
Ramírez stated that public officials cannot use the lives of these people “to participate in politics, burn the streets and burn the atmosphere” and make a call “for calm, peace and responsibility” and let the Red Cross “do its work.”
“We are really alarmed by the behavior of the mayor, Oscar Medinaand the embarrassing statements of Councilor Escudero,” said the socialist leader, who regretted that the PP acts “once again as an arsonist”, “burning” the town with something in which the Spanish Government and the Red Cross “did what they had to do”, which “is to guarantee the rights of some people, to guarantee human rights”.
“The Popular Party is using this issue to promote racism, when what we, the public and political leaders, should be doing is the opposite,” he said.