By Chris King • 25 March 2021 • 0:35
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FUENGIROLA Woman Refusing To Wear A Face Mask Causes 20-Minute Train Delay.
Fuengirola National Police arrested a 59-year-old woman, Finnish national, on Tuesday at the Fuengirola Renfe-Cercanías train station on Avenida Jesús Santos Rein, on charges of allegedly resisting arrest and of disobeying a police officer.
The incident occurred at 6pm, when the Intelligent Communication and Control Command Centre (CIMACC 091) received a call reporting a woman on a train refusing to wear the mandatory coronavirus face mask, as required under the current health restrictions, and when approached by the Renfe inspector, she reportedly became aggressive and uncooperative, causing the train to be delayed at the station for 20 minutes as a result.
When police officers boarded the train they met with the security personnel and the Renfe inspector, the latter of whom reported that, after repeatedly requesting the woman for her personal documentation, she only showed him a card with text written in Spanish that read “Respect my right not to wear a mask.”
The officers then entered the carriage to speak to the woman, asking her to use the mandatory mask, which she refused to do, and also refused to produce her identity documents.
When the officers tried to inspect the woman’s bag, she began to struggle violently with one of them, reportedly causing alarm among other passengers, until finally, the officers arrested her.
Her arrest comes after a 35-year-old English citizen was also stopped by police in Fuengirola on Monday, on Calle Francisco de Pizarro, again for not wearing his face mask, and when approached by officers to wear his mask, he refused and was arrested for disobeying a police officer.
The man also refused to produce his identity and allegedly pushed the officer away violently, who promptly arrested him.
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Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news.
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