Two bullets in an envelope with direct death threats to each. This Thursday, at the headquarters of the Ministry of the Interior, the minister, Fernando Grande-Marlaska; the former second vice president and now a candidate of United We Can to the Community of Madrid, Pablo Iglesias; and the general director of the Civil Guard, Maria Gamez, They have received two letters with “two cetme bullets” without striking, as sources from United We Can have confirmed to this newspaper.
The secretary general of the purple party, in the middle of the electoral campaign, was reported by Ministry officials in the course of this morning, in which he attended live interviews with RNE and Antena 3. A few hours after participating in the televised debate for the 4-M elections, he was aware of the serious death threats, through a letter that had reached dependencies of the Interior Ministry.
Inside the letter addressed to Pablo Iglesias, always according to these sources, two bullets from Cetme have been found, similar to those in the image. The leader of Podemos, who has been already victim of several similar threats, assures his surroundings, has announced that it is going to denounce these facts.
“This is yet another consequence of the normalization and whitening of extreme right hate speech. This is a consequence of the media normalization of hoaxes and lies against us. And it is also the consequence of impunity, “Iglesias lamented in a statement.
The candidate of Podemos el 4-M affirms that these threats are not only for him: “They are threatening you, they are threatening your right to vote for whoever you want and to exercise your freedom. They are threatening democracy. Because they do not attack us for who we are but for what we represent. “” To be a democrat you have to be an anti-fascist, “he assures closing his note.
Marlaska and the director of the Civil Guard have also made the facts known to the National Police. Gámez has denounced the facts in the official offices of the Civil Guard. He did it this afternoon, at 4.30 p.m., according to the complaint that Efe has had access to.
According to the complaint, it was this Wednesday at 4:08 p.m., and through the head of the Secretariat of his office, when the director of the Civil Guard learned of an anonymous envelope that contained inside a threatening note towards him and a 7.62 millimeter cartridge.
Our emphatic condemnation of the serious threats received by Marlaska, Gámez and Iglesias. They are political leaders and public servants.
To face any discrepancy, the word.
Faced with threats and violence, justice and democracy. https://t.co/muh7xk91sQ
– Pedro Sánchez (@sanchezcastejon) April 22, 2021
The president of the Government, Pedro Sanchez, has roundly condemned “the serious threats” received by the three “political leaders and public servants.” The leader of the PSOE, in fact, has appealed to the use of “the word before any discrepancy” and has called to respond with “justice and democracy” in the face of “threats and violence”.
“Ten days to resign”
The minister’s complaint has been presented at the Congressional Police Station at 4:42 p.m. this Thursday, he explains that the letter says verbatim: “You have ten days to resign. The time to laugh at us is over. National Police. Civil Guard. Time is against you for popping “.
My highest condemnation. Hate speech and division have very serious consequences for our democracy.
Together we avoid this escalation of barbarism.
A very strong hug to @PabloIglesias and Grande-Marlaska.https: //t.co/Tbk8rCTEfR
– # ÁngelGabilondo (@equipoGabilondo) April 22, 2021
Sources from the Interior Ministry confirm this point and that the bullets found inside the envelopes with the threatening letters are 7.62 caliber. This is an ammunition used for many different types of weaponry.
The threats received by the three politicians have earned the immediate reaction of other leaders. Specifically, the PSOE candidate for the presidency of the Community of Madrid, Angel Gabilondo, he sent a “very strong hug” to the minister and his purple contender in the 4-M elections.
Hatred and violence have no place in our society. All my support and love to @PabloIglesias, to María Gámez and Fernando Grande-Marlaska.
– Monica García (@Monica_Garcia_G) April 22, 2021
On his Twitter account, the head of the Más Madrid list has also reacted with a public message, Monica Garcia. The leader regionalist he has condemned hatred and violence, which “have no place in our society.”
Also the candidate of Ciudadanos al 4-M, Edmundo Ball, has condemned “these unacceptable constraints”. “In Ciudadanos we know what it is to be threatened by your ideas and we have suffered these totalitarian accusations that the democrats must always censor, whoever they address,” wrote the orange candidate to preside over the Community of Madrid.