The threats to politicians have become the last hour of the newsrooms that are pending the elections of the Community of Madrid on May 4. Since Friday the 23rd, up to six politicians have received letters with death notices inside, some twice.
The National Police has been warning since the threats that its publication began to proliferate “create unnecessary alarm feeling and call effect like the one we are living in, “explains to EL ESPAÑOL an agent who knows this situation first-hand from the places where he has been stationed.
“It has always happened to a greater or lesser extent, not only at the time of ETA’s revolutionary tax.” “It’s counterproductive, because future authors are given clues of the possible gaps that may exist in the detention system. “
Within the Corps they do not hesitate to affirm that the objective of bringing these messages to light is to “victimize themselves in the electoral campaign”, since the Police “never bring these facts to light”, but rather it is the recipients themselves who report them.
Furthermore, if they are all made public, they detract from the credibility and importance of the real threats, since in most cases they do not pose a real risk.
The escalation of violence during the election campaign began late last week, on Thursday. The candidate of United We Can, Pablo Iglesias, the Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, and the director of the Civil Guard, Maria Gamez, They received letters with bullets from Cetme inside.
The National Police tries to find the perpetrator of the events, although publicity does not help. In these cases, the post office control did not work, unlike on this occasion in which the two bullets were detected.
After them, the turn was for the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism, Reyes Maroto. On Monday 26, her party partner and socialist spokesperson for the PSOE in Congress, Adriana Lastra, made public that Ángel Gabilondo’s number two for the Madrid elections had received a letter with a “bloody” razor.
In reality, the envelope was received at the headquarters of the Ministry that he directs the previous Friday, the same date as the other three politicians, but it was made public at the beginning of this week.
At the end of this Wednesday, the president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso became the first right-wing politician to receive a threat of death.
The Post system detected in a branch of Sant Cugat del Vallès (Barcelona) a threatening letter addressed to the regional leader of the PP. The Mossos d’Esquadra They are carrying out the investigation to find out who and why sent the letter that was destined for Puerta del Sol.
Once the threat to Ayuso was known, a message was spread from the Secretary of State for Communication stating that Correos, in its Automated Treatment Center (CTA) in Vallecas, located another on which was addressed to the General Directorate of the Civil Guard.
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This Wednesday it was known that within that envelope there were explicit threats against Pablo Iglesias, in addition to four projectiles. This is the second time so far this electoral campaign that the purple leader has received death threats.
At noon on Wednesday, the Post Office service at its headquarters in Vallecas also intercepted a letter with two 38 millimeter bullets addressed to the former President of the Government Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero, according to La Sexta. The letter has been intervened in the automated post office in Vallecas (Madrid).
The security system of the Post Office has detected the shipment of the two bullets together with a note, which has not transpired. The facts have already been made known to the authorities, who are already analyzing the content and they are trying to identify the sender.
There are four days of the electoral campaign left and the escalation of violence does not seem to end. The spread of these threats, as the Police have warned, does nothing more than pour gasoline on the fire.