The president of Vox, Santiago Abascal, has maintained this Tuesday that there would be about 10,000 people who would have entered Ceuta irregularly and he has asked the army for a “force response” to prevent “the same” from happening in the autonomous city of Melilla in the next few hours.
In an interview on esRadio, collected by Europa Press, Abascal has assured that, “despite official data” from the Government Delegation, “Police sources” would have offered a higher figure than that provided this Tuesday by the minister from the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, who has increased the number of migrants arriving in Ceuta to 6,000.
“Today they continue to enter and crowd around the border, where there are many more thousands. They are concerned about the situation in Melilla where there is information that the same thing may happen shortly. The situation is really tragic“, said Abascal, who has assured that he is in contact with” colleagues and people who cannot leave their home. ”
The Vox leader has denounced that the migrants who have accessed Ceuta are “soldiers who obey a government that wants to put pressure on Spain.” and he has made it clear that the only guarantee so that “no more people can enter” is that the Army offers a “response of force.”
In this context, Abascal has denounced that Spain “is not respected in Africa and Europe.” “We have seen how the European partners have treated us when Puigdemont has fled and at the moment they say that Morocco is acting in retaliation for taking an individual into a Spanish hospital,” he said, referring to the presence of the leader of the Polisario Front, Brahim Ghali, in Spain.
Spain has surrendered the border
Thus, the leader of Vox has argued that what is “truly serious” is that Spain has accused its “historical weakness” having “surrendered the southern border in Ceuta, Melilla, the Andalusian and eastern coasts. “” We have sent a message that everyone who arrives ends up being regularized, “he lamented.
Asked about the decision of the Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, to cancel his trip to Paris to focus on the situation in Ceuta, Abascal has assured that “it seems very good”, but that it would seem “better” for him to order the Army to defend the “border as it is so that no one more person enters”.
“It is necessary for the Government to say that it is going to expel all those who have entered illegally and that they have entered illegally before and that the government is willing to change its message on immigration policy. That the call effect that began with the ship with social aid, with regularizations ends, and that they stop insulting the majority of Spaniards who are not xenophobic for wanting an orderly immigration, “he has settled.
Abascal has referred in this way to the situation in Ceuta, which has dawned this Tuesday with thousands of Moroccan citizens wandering through the streets of the city, especially in the neighborhoods of the periphery, after another night of continuous entries through the breakwater maritime border of the Tarajal.
All this, despite the activation of the Army and the announced reinforcement with 200 extra troops from the Civil Guard (50) and National Police (150) endowments in the city, which has seen its reception capacity overwhelmed after arrival of at least 6,000 people from the neighboring country, according to police sources.
Eddie is an Australian news reporter with over 9 years in the industry and has published on Forbes and tech crunch.