Vox supporters accused of vandalising anti-gender violence sign in Cantoria (Almeria)

CANTORIA: Traffic signs emphasise the municipality’s condemnation of gender violence Photo credit: Cantoria town hall

CANTORIA town hall reported members of the Vox party for allegedly tearing down a street sign denouncing gender violence.

Campaigners for the party from neighbouring Murcia arrived in Cantoria on June 1. This coincided with the day that the town holds its open-air market, where they set up a stall to distribute propaganda handouts.

Once finished, and as they prepared to leave the town, they noticed one of Cantoria’s traffic signs  painted in the purple, the colour of the country’s feminist movement. 

Several passers-by said later that after they stopped their car, several of its occupants tore down a street sign declaring  “Cantoria against gender violence” and drove off with it.

Witnesses immediately called the Policia Local to report the incident, which they had also videoed.

As well as its political implications, Cantoria’s mayor Puri Sanchez declared the episode was doubly offensive, bearing in mind the recent killing in Tijola.

“This happened only hours after the funeral of a local woman who worked here in Cantoria and was presumably murdered by her husband,” Sanchez said.

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Linda Hall

Originally from the UK, Linda is based in Valenca and is a reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering local news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]

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