| Mayor: "Today Archena has wanted to say loud and clear that the people are above politics and governments" | The Mayor of Archena, Patricia Fernández, accompanied by officials from the Archena Civil Guard, the Archena Military Residence, the Head of the Local Police and the Councilors of the Government Team, has paid an emotional tribute to all the victims of ETA in the Plaza de España, next to the Consistory, with various events, which began early in the morning with the raising of the Spanish flag to the rhythm of the national anthem. Later, the first municipal authority read an Official Municipal Manifesto, where he recalled the number of murders, kidnappings and attacks of all kinds since the gang began with the escalation of terror in 1960.
He also referred to "that it should not exist or a single day in which we do not remember the unjust, cruel and unjustified damage of the murderous ETA gang, because the pain and suffering of thousands of Spaniards who have been directly or indirectly affected by detestable terrorist acts must always be present.
" He also stressed that "today Archena says loud and clear that above politics are the people.
That above governments, budgets and inconsequential agreements, there is the lives of the people.
Nothing can justify an agreement with a terrorist gang.
That is why we are here to show our disagreement as people, as institutions and as a municipality.
" Later, a minute of silence was observed in memory of the victims of terrorism, and later a bouquet of flowers was placed at the foot of a plaque commemorating a previous tribute. Finally, the events ended with the inauguration of an exhibition of photographs of some of the most cruel acts of vandalism carried out by the terrorist group ETA.
Source: Ayuntamiento de Archena