By Charlie Loran • 22 September 2020 • 16:41
MADRID demands help from the military to enforce new lockdown restrictions, that have been imposed this Monday, September 21.
The restrictions which have been applied to poorer districts in the capital have sparked protests over the weekend against what residents described as discrimination against the poor.
The Spanish army was deployed at the height of the first wave of infections between March and April to help police enforce measure.
Isabel Diaz Ayuso, the regional governor for Madrid, announced the deployment after a meeting with Spanish prime minister Pedro Sanchez.
“We need help from the army for disinfection… and to strengthen local police and law enforcement,” she explained.
850,000 people living in 37 districts in Madrid have been banned from leaving their neighbourhoods, except for work, family care or legal obligations, as the number of infections continues to sky rocket.
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