A deputy from Podemos denounces a man for chasing her and masturbating on the Camino de Santiago

The vice president of the Parliament and deputy of United We Can, Gloria Santiago, pointed out this Friday that she has filed a complaint with the Civil Guard against a man who masturbated behind her while doing a section of the Camino de Santiago.

As she explained on her social networks, while she was doing a section of the Camino de Santiago alone, a man has pursued her while she masturbated, so she has filed a complaint with the Civil Guard from the Asturian town of Navia.

In addition, Santiago has criticized that since 061 they have “scolded” her for going alone. “I have not been more afraid in my life. I’ve run cross country through mud flats. He has already condemned me to look back every five minutes. That is the freedom that women have “, she concluded in one of her messages on Twitter.

In a video, Santiago has regretted that 061 does not have a system to locate calls when they occur in areas unknown to people.

The vice president of the Parliament has regretted that on the Camino de Santiago there are many people who walk alone but those who are afraid are women. “No man will be afraid when passing through a depopulated area“, has affirmed.

Santiago has admitted that his complaint may have little travel But he has expressed his confidence that it can be used to make similar situations known and improve the safety of the pilgrims.

“It would be a shame if the Camino de Santiago, which contributes so much to the economy of northern Spain, ends up being a threat to women“, it is finished.

Support reactions

The deputy of the purple formation has received the support for, also through social networks, from colleagues from Podemos, as well as from members of the regional executive.

The president of the Government, Francina Armengol, has transferred her support to Santiago and has pointed out that the fight against machismo “challenges everyone, every day and in all areas”. The leader of the Executive has also demanded the need to focus on the aggressor.

The Minister of the Presidency, Public Function and Equality, Mercedes Garrido, has expressed her support and solidarity and has highlighted the courage of Santiago to present denounces “in the face of still institutionalized machismo”.

The vice president of the Government, Juan Pedro Yllanes, has qualified as “inadmissible” that even today many women are afraid of doing activities alone for fear of suffering sexist aggression.

The president of the Autonomous Chamber, Vicenç Thomas, has also expressed his condemnation before the aggression suffered by Santiago.

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