In a festive atmosphere and without any incident. With a demonstration adapted to current times, parents, teachers and groups affected by the reform of the educational law approved in congress this Friday took to the streets by car and collapsed this Sunday the nerve center of Madrid and dozens of other of streets throughout Spain.
Through the noise of the horns, entire families denounced the approval of the law that has not taken them into account and whose charter schools and special education are now in danger. “I want to have the freedom to choose,” Rosa, a teacher and mother of two children who study at a private center in Madrid, told ABC. “I can’t think of a better plan for this Sunday than to be here demonstrating for something as important as the freedom of our children,” he added.
In Madrid the most numerous concentration was held, to which they have attended 5,000 vehicles according to data from the National Police provided by the Government Delegation (which could be double, according to the organizers). In Extremadura, this protest has been seconded in Badajoz by 600 vehicles, in Cáceres by 500 and in Plasencia by 250, according to data also from the Government Delegation.
The More Plural Platform, which brings together associations of parents of students, unions, companies and different groups from the concerted education sector, has again concentrated this Sunday in more than 30 provinces to show your rejection of the Lomloe, the reform of the educational law known as the “Celaá law.”
“The right to choose the education we want”
Under the slogan “For the right to choose the education we want,” the organizers called for a mobilization with vehicles, from 11 am to 1 pm, in provinces of all autonomous communities, with the exception of Catalonia, the Basque Country, the Canary Islands, the Valencian Community. No concentrations were foreseen in Zamora, Salamanca, Ávila, Segovia and Soria. “This Sunday all of Spain will dress in orange to shout that with Lomloe more than 47 million Spaniards will lose their freedom. Do not resign yourself and go out by car to demonstrate!”, Called the promoters of the protests.
In Madrid, the demonstration has taken place ebetween 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., and has passed through the Paseo de la Castellana, in a circuit between the Plaza de Cibeles and the Cuzco roundabout. Among the attendees was the mayor of Madrid, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, who congratulated the organizers of this gigantic demonstration in his city: “They should make the Government reflect. You cannot make an Education law without consensus when we are in a dramatic situation. Why is she allowed what other parents are not allowed? He asks the Minister of Education in reference to the news published today on ABC.
And he insisted: «The Government has to govern for everyone. From the Community of Madrid another bill will be launched imminently to reassure the thousands of people who are demonstrating today. Also present in the mobilization, among other politicians, andl President of the PP, Pablo Casado; the president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso; and the deputy mayor of Madrid, Begoña Villacís, who has preferred not to give statements.
The deputy mayor of Madrid, Begoña Villacís (Cs), also present at the demonstration, has criticized the reform of the education law proposed by the Government of Pedro Sáchez and has reminded the PSOE that it cannot “supplant parents” at the time to decide what education he wants for his children, so he has demanded freedom.
The Cs leader has stressed that her party supports concerted education and special education, but above all “the freedom” of parents to choose how they want to educate their children, something that the PSOE “should understand” and not pretend “Impersonate” them and claim the right to decide for them.
The PSOE responds to Casado
The president of the Popular Party, Pablo Casado, has announced that they will appeal the reform of the educational law before the Constitutional Court and the community institutions that establish educational freedom. Likewise, the leader of the PP at the state level has assured that in the communities governed by the popular, as is the case of Galicia, they will do “everything possible to legislate and avoid the damage” posed by the LOMLOE.
“This law will last as long as it takes us to reach the Government. We will repeal this law because it is bad for the future of our children, it is bad for national unity and terrible for the educational community, ”Casado said. This was stated this Sunday by the president of the PP during the demonstration in Madrid.
Given these statements, the PSOE Education spokesperson in Congress, Luz Martinez Seijo, has said this Sunday that the PP cannot “encourage contempt” or question the application of the educational reform of the Lomloe in any autonomy, because it is “an absolute irresponsibility” and has asked its leader, Pablo Casado, to “return to moderation »and abandon
You will repeat protests
The mobilization this Sunday joins the other four held this November in front of the Congress of Deputies and in schools, and is part of the schedule of planned actions of the “More Plural, More Free, More Equal” campaign that he has launched to try to paralyze the new Education law, a law that, in his opinion, has been processed “without the slightest consensus with the educational community or civil society.”
“We are facing a strongly interventionist Bill that promotes the restriction of citizen rights and freedoms and threatens the plurality of our educational system, undoubtedly a key element in a democratic society,” criticizes the platform.
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