Wednesday, August 10

29 individuals identified for carrying out anti-NATO graffiti at the Army War College




The day before the NATO summit has already left the first attempts at rebellion this morning. At 10:30 a.m., the National Police appeared on Santa Cruz de Marcenado street (in the district of Centro), after some thirty people painted and placed stickers against the NATO summit on the facade of the Army War College. Upon arrival, the agents have found a sit-in of this group in a pedestrian zone and have proceeded to identify them.

However, the bulk of concentrates have refused to provide their data, so up to 29 individuals have had to be transferred to the Arganzuela police station to be identified.

Despite the fact that the Twitter account of the Madrid Anti-Repression Movement has published that at least 28 people had been arrested, the Superior Headquarters of Madrid has confirmed to this newspaper that none of them have been arrested.

The demonstrators have displayed banners that read “war starts here, let’s stop it here” and “NATO no.” This protest is part of a series of movements promoted by extreme left groupswhich for days have been announcing a mobilization for tomorrow, Wednesday, in the Plaza de Tirso de Molina.

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The call, scheduled for 8:00 p.m., comes after the Government Delegation in Madrid prohibited an initial march on Calle de Atocha “for security reasons.” the new concentration it has not even been communicateda, so the National Police could prevent any attempt to demonstrate.

Protest in front of Picasso’s ‘Guernica’

Anti-NATO activists, this morning, at the Reina Sofía museum
Anti-NATO activists, this morning, at the Reina Sofía museum – REUTERS

On the other hand, around thirty activists from ‘Extinction Rebellion’ and ‘Fridays for Future’ have lain down for ten minutes in front of Picasso’s ‘Guernica’ at the Reina Sofía Museum. The responsible have collapsed to the ground “Pretending to die while four of them, dressed in gala and pretending to be great leaders, toasted the sound of Brahms’s Third Symphony.”

After that, have been evicted by museum staff without the painting or other elements of the space being affected. In this action, they have also displayed banners with messages such as ‘War is the death of Art’ and ‘Here the lords of war will meet’, alluding to the different meetings that the more than 40 delegations of members and supporters of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization at the Prado and Reina Sofía Museums.

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