Supreme Court to try Podemos MP for assault

Notes: Rosa Diaz announces march "in defence of democracy" over separatist pardons and Vox and Ciudadanos announce support.
By Matthew Bennett
May 28, 2021, 11:10 am

1. Right, seem to have got back into the rhythm of these threads again, so let's keep going like that. Supreme Court has announced it will try Alberto Rodríguez, a Podemos MP for Tenerife (Canary Islands), for assaulting a police officer and causing injury.

Published: May 28, 2021, 11:10 am | On Twitter

2. The details of the prosecutor's charge are simple: they accuse Rodriguez of kicking a policeman during a protest against the then Education Minister, Wert (PP) in La Laguna (Tenerife) on the morning of January 25, 2014.

Published: May 28, 2021, 11:13 am | On Twitter

3. Former UPyD leader Rosa Diez has announced a platform “in defense of institutions, in defense of democracy” and a demonstration on June 13 in Colón (Madrid) against the separatist pardons and “in support of the judiciary”. Link

Published: May 28, 2021, 11:17 am | On Twitter

4. Abascal took about an hour to sign Vox up for Rosa Díez's march, “without hesitation”. Is there a new right-wing photo of Colón coming? Will the PP and Ciudadnos now (have to) sign up as well? What about regional PSOE leader Garcia-Page? Link

Published: May 28, 2021, 11:21 am | On Twitter

5. Echenique (Podemos, spokesman) says Supreme Court “doesn't have a single material piece of evidence” against Rodriguez for kicking the police officer in 2014. “Today the judiciary kidnapped by the PP makes a public statement before notifying” their MP. Link

Published: May 28, 2021, 11:30 am | On Twitter

6. Yesterday El Mundo published an article that stated “the PP will not demonstrate against the pardons to avoid another photo of Colón” (that framed the right-wing block in 2019). Will that change now with Rosa Díez's call to march on June 13 in Madrid? Link

Published: May 28, 2021, 11:48 am | On Twitter

7. Casado announces that the PP will collect signatures and present motions in 8,000 town halls across Spain against the pardon of the Catalan separatists. Link

Published: May 28, 2021, 1:16 pm | On Twitter

8. Ciudadanos joins Vox for Rosa Díez's march in Colón (Madrid) on June 13 against the pardons: “We encourage Spaniards to mobilise in the face of the indignity of the pardons for those convicted in the Catalan separatist trial”. Link

Published: May 28, 2021, 1:22 pm | On Twitter

9. Media reporting the PP will also be at the Rosa Díez demonstration on June 13 in Colón in Madrid but for now no announcement from the party.

Published: May 28, 2021, 2:04 pm | On Twitter

10. Almeida (PP, spokesman): the Catalan separatist prisoners do not regret what they did, will do it again and do it again because they know they have the means to do it again. Link

Published: May 28, 2021, 4:08 pm | On Twitter

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