By Euro Weekly News Media • 08 March 2014 • 10:13
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CARNIVAL’S should be fun, but Jumillas’s (Murcia) Fiestas Councillor, Antonio Valero has issued a public apology following a row over the town’s celebrations.
The councillor was dressed as the Virgin Mary sitting on a throne during the parade accompanied by music usually heard during Easter celebrations.
Residents and Holy Week associations complained calling his actions “disrespectful towards the church” and “insulting” as calls were made for his dismissal from office.
The events were soon hitting national headlines and the story was trending on social networks as over 400 people and associations supported the councillor.
Valero offered to resign if the mayor saw fit but he said he accepts any offence caused was not intentional and said Valero will keep his job.
The offended priest from the El Salvador church was later seen to shake the hands of the councillor.
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