The president of the Spanish Confederation of Business Organizations (CEOE), Antonio Garamendi, has stated that it is “fascism” to encourage people to go out on the streets and destroy them, according to what he pointed out in an interview on Antena 3 after being asked about the altercations in different Spanish cities in protest against the arrest and imprisonment of rapper Pablo Hasel.
“Encouraging violence is reprehensible and reprehensible and, in addition, solidarity should be expressed, and I hope so, with all the small businesses and entrepreneurs that have been brutally affected,” he made clear, after asking what going to do with the trade that has been shattered.
“Is that freedom? Is it democracy? That is not democracy “, has added. He also highlighted that Spain is a democratic country and that “it is among the first countries in the world” with the highest democratic quality, along with others that also have parliamentary monarchies.
For the president of the employer, the image of Spain is “deplorable”. “At the moment, investors need confidence, because we have a debt that is there, and confidence in our European partners and the worst thing that can be raised is that institutions or even a part of the Government encourages this.
Honestly, we cannot understand this, “he said. On the other hand, he remarked that” if something is important in a democracy, it is the media “and has stressed that they must be” free “, reports Europa Press.
“The civil society that we are in the street and that we want normality, that we return to that new normality, we thank you for continuing to defend freedom, which is fundamental,” Garamendi added.
A total of 19 people were arrested and 55 were slightly injured, including 35 National Police officers, during the disturbances at the rally held in Madrid’s Puerta del Sol in support of rapper Pablo Hasel. There were also altercations with arrests and injuries in other Spanish cities, mainly in Catalonia.