• Interior The Government prevented a great tribute to the police and civil guards who defeated ETA

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The Minister of the Presidency, Justice and Interior of the Community of Madrid, Enrique López, has affirmed that the regional government has offered the promoters to organize the first act of joint tribute to the agents of the National Police and the Civil Guard who helped to end ETA, a tribute that according to its complaint the Government prevented, as published by EL MUNDO, because it did not give Felipe VI the endorsement to attend.

"If the reasons that have been published as to why the act has not been carried out are true (...) it must be deplored on behalf of Madrid society," López said at the press conference after the meeting of the Council of Government.

López recalled that the president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, already advanced yesterday that the regional government would facilitate its development.

For this reason, the Ministry of the Presidency, Justice and the Interior has already contacted the spokespersons of the Police and Civil Guard associations to offer the support of the Madrid Government to the promoters of the act.

"The Community of Madrid would gladly assume the organization of it. We have transmitted it and we are waiting for confirmation if they so wish," said López, who rejected "any boycott that the Ministry of the Interior may make of this show of consideration to both bodies.

"It must be deplored on behalf of Madrid society. So far we have not had any statement from the Ministry of the Interior denying the published information," he concluded.

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