The City of Totana has today adhered to the request received from the Spanish Federation of Municipalities and Provinces (FEMP) and the Miguel Ãngel Blanco Foundation itself to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the kidnapping and murder of the councilman and citizen of Ermua, 20 years ago, At the hands of the terrorist band ETA.
Mayor Totanero, Andrés García Cánovas, and councilors of the four municipal groups, accompanied by public employees and neighbors in general, have kept five respectful minutes of silence, in his memory;
And has read a manifesto sent by the Federation of Municipalities and Provinces to commemorate this anniversary.
With this simple concentration, the FEMP and the Miguel Ãngel Blanco Foundation want to remember "the value of the civic example of the victims," ââreaffirming "the commitment to constitutional principles for whose defense thousands of Spaniards have been murdered and wounded: Justice , Political Pluralism, Human Dignity and Constitutional Democracy, among others, "and to show" solidarity, remembrance and permanent homage of all citizens to the victims and the rule of law. "
The town council will celebrate tomorrow an institutional act and a clear reading to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the murder of Miguel Angel Blanco, on the occasion of the events promoted these days within the so-called "Memory Force Week."
This initiative will be celebrated with the aim of defending and maintaining the values ââof all victims of terrorism and their dignity.
This initiative also intends to respond to the plenary agreement of July last year to promote a cultural week for freedom, political pluralism and constitutional democracy.
INSTITUTIONAL DECLARATION SPANISH FEDERATION MUNICIPALITIES AND PROVINCES (FEMP)
"This July 12 marks the twentieth anniversary of one of the most cruel crimes of the unfortunate, vast and dreadful criminal nonsense of the now democratically defeated terrorist band ETA.
This July 12 is the twentieth anniversary of the murder of the Councilman of the PP in the City of Ermua, Miguel Angel Blanco, after two days of abduction and macabre countdown to the ultimatum Etarra, which made the murder hurt us at most Deep of our souls and consciences.
Twenty years of a terror, but also twenty years of an exemplary and unequivocally democratic citizen response: a resounding and unanimous 'here we have arrived'.
A civic reaction that in the end was decisive for, first, the total isolation and, after, the absolute defeat since freedom, the end of ETA.
That is why, as President of the FEMP, I would like to invite all Local Entities that this July 12 we have and foster a sense of remembrance to Miguel Ãngel Blanco, with concentrations in our municipalities at 12 o'clock, and with him to All, absolutely all, the victims of the terrorist unreason that caused us so much pain.
A heartfelt and sincere memory for Miguel Angel, for all the victims and their families and relatives, but also, at the same time, a recognition and at the same time homage to the Spanish society that July 12 was raised democratically in defense of freedom, Of peace and coexistence.
To all and all our respect and our admiration.
And to the memory of Miguel Ãngel Blanco our tribute and all our affection ".