The Ceuta Prosecutor’s Office will request between two and three years in jail for four men and one woman, two of them with criminal record, due to the altercations that occurred in the autonomous city during the visit of the president of Vox, Santiago Abascal, on May 24. The rally was vetoed by the Government of Sánchez and its prohibition was later ratified by the Superior Court of Justice of Andalusia (TSJA).
The Public Ministry, as detailed Europa Press, accuses the accused of the alleged commission of crimes of public disorder, attack, damage, threats and injuries at the end of the rally in front of the Parador La Muralla de Ceuta, which gathered half a thousand people among supporters of Vox and harassing ceutíes who threw chairs and blunt objects, hit patrol cars and threatened party members.
Abascal’s visit to the Spanish town in North Africa, the second in just a week, took place days after the Moroccan invasion of Ceuta, when thousands of immigrants from the neighboring country illegally raided the border with the complicity of the Alawite Kingdom.
According to the qualification of the Public Ministry, the defendants were part of the group that with the passing of the hours became increasingly “hostile” to the point of “jump the police cordon existing in the area and violently attacking police officers by throwing street furniture at police vehicles and the Parador ».
«Without acting by common agreement individually, but protected by the unrest caused by the group, displayed a violent conduct on officers violating the principle of authority of the same, as well as against their vehicles and urban furniture, in such a way that with their actions they contributed to alter the public peace and tranquility, “says the Prosecutor’s Office.
The public prosecution attributes to the five the responsibility of an alleged crime of public disorder for which he asks for two years in prison for each one and special disqualification for the right to passive suffrage for the same time.
For four he claims another twelve months in jail added. In one case, for throw ‘a gardening log of large dimensions ”and other“ forceful ”objects against agents and the superior head of the National Police in Ceuta; in another for kick a squad car and in a third by «throw a chair inside the parking lot of the Parador knowing that inside the police force was trying to dissolve the disturbances ».
In addition to these three alleged crimes of attack, another investigated is accused of threats with the same request for conviction for addressing a Vox militant with the phrase «motherfucker, keep my face, I’ma kill you, you disgusting fat man».
Both the Government Delegation, first, and the TSJA, later, had prohibited Abascal for “risks to the safety of people and property” from holding the rally that he had called on May 24 in Ceuta a few days after his first visit to the city after the migration crisis that occurred between 17 and 19 with the irregular entry of about 12,000 Moroccans.
The Vox act – called to “put the autonomous cities and their borders at the center of the political agenda, especially after the invasion suffered by Ceuta and promoted by the neighboring country” – had been answered with several calls for counter-demonstrations by social networks “against so much facha” that culminated in the concentration of around half a thousand people in the Plaza de África, where Abascal did not abort until the last moment the logistics of preparing his stage.