The Ministry of Defense will investigate a group of soldiers who were drinking beers, with their weapons on the ground, on the terrace of a bar in Vilafranca del Penedès ( Barcelona ). The department that directs, acting, Margarita Robles, has decided to open this investigation from an image that spread on social networks in which more than 10 uniformed agents appear sitting at several tables drinking beer bottles while they speak and having left His long weapons laid on the ground.
According to ministry sources, the objective of the investigation is to determine if the military committed any infraction by consuming alcohol, leaving their weapons at their feet. Defense has specified that the people who appear in the photo - which has gone viral on social networks - were part of about 70 members of a group of legionaries who were returning from maneuvers.
The image, which surprised the residents of Vilafranca, sparked numerous comments on the networks. Among them, the one of the spokesman of ERC in the Congress, Gabriel Rufián, that spread the image through his account in Twitter and ironized with the phrase: "Surely after the beer the automatic rifle weighs less". For its part, the CUP of Vilafranca demanded that the military leave the town.
Moreover, this Sunday, amid the controversy over the arrests of September 23 of the members of the Defense Committees of the Catalan Republic ( CDR ) investigated terrorism, it was the former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont who has joined the criticisms with a message on his Twitter account: "Waiting for the condemnation by the Spanish political parties."
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