Thousands of people demonstrated in Madrid, nine days after the terrorist group ETA announced a permanent cessation of armed activity, to demand justice and claim that there is no concession to terrorists, "they must surrender unconditionally" and apologize to the victims.The event, organized by the association Voices Against Terrorism, PP have come as representatives of the popular group's spokesman in the European Parliament, Jaime Mayor Oreja, the MEP Carlos Iturgaiz, the national electoral committee chairman, Miguel Arias Cañete, or Cayetana Alvarez de Toledo deputy and president and party Asturias Asturias Forum, Francisco Alvarez Cascos.Just after 13:00, the concentration began under the slogan Against Impunity, Justice, observing a minute of silence for all victims in the street of the Dominican Republic to Madrid, near the monument to the victims at the site ETA killed twelve civil guards on 14 July 1986. After the applause and shouts of the audience of "you are not alone," one of the victims have said they are "proud" to live in a country where you pay for the crimes and that "impunity does not prevail, but the law. ""Almost a thousand victims are not just a number", exclaimed the participant while the fifty victims who accompanied on stage with posters showing different numbers and went round to show photos of his family when he said "are faceless, nameless, voiceless but it was taken away." Then have spoken Villa Irene's mother, Maria Jesus Gonzalez, and the 6 year old girl who died in the attack on the barracks of the Guardia Civil in Santa Pola (Alicante) in 2002, Toni James, who have reported several attacks by ETA.
Their interventions have been interrupted several times by applause and shouts of "murderers, murderers", and its requests, both women have demanded justice and that no such concessions to terrorists. "We will not forget their past when they are in Congress are covered by a white label with the complicity of the Government and the Constitutional Court," said Gonzalez, who has made clear that in this story, "written with blood" almost a thousand people there are "winners and losers."Toni Santiago's speech was one of the most emotional moments of concentration, because, between sobs, has described the attack that killed his daughter that August 4, 2002, which has caused many of the victims could not contain her tears. "We never tire of asking, address impunity, justice," he shouted at closing, after which there has been a tribute to the fallen of Spain placed a wreath of laurel with a flag of Spain and has sounded a song of tribute to the fallen.
Teresa Jiménez Becerril, PP MEP and sister of Alderman Alberto Jiménez-Sevilla killed by ETA beside his wife in 1998 - was the next to participate in the event and stressed that the release of the band nine days ago was "not they wanted to hear. " "We want to hear that ETA surrender without conditions, dissolves and delivers the branches recognizes the pain and apologized to all victims and all the Spanish," said the MEP. The president of Voices Against Terrorism, Francisco José Alcaraz, concluded the ceremony by thanking the support shown to the victims to carry out the "civic revolution".Shouts of "Viva Spain" and the national anthem have been closed to the act which has brought thousands of people in Madrid's Plaza and its environs, which was also attended by the presidents of the Association of Victims of Terrorism (AVT) and Dignity and Justice.