The Minister of the Interior, Fernando Grande-Marlaska, has downplayed the whistles that have been heard this Friday during his speech at the swearing-in of new police officers in Ávila and has attributed the “false controversy” about the mention of the tweeters to the ” shame” of the Popular Party for the conditions in which it housed the agents on boats during the 1-O referendum.

To questions from the press at the end of the act of swearing in new agents of the basic scale, Grande-Marlaska has assured that “he accepts everything” although in his opinion there have been “few” the whistles and the cries of “out, out”. “The important thing has been all the applause that has silenced those whistles,” she said.

Reiterating what he said at the end of his speech at the Ávila police school, the head of the Interior indicated that those applause in the middle of his speech were not directed at him, “but at those who have approved” access to the body. “Today is his day, it’s his party,” he has said in reference to the new agents.

Grande-Marlaska has dissociated the complaints of a sector of the public in the act of Ávila with the words of the Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, about the “sending of tweets” during the 1-O. “They are false controversies and I quickly responded”, he commented, attributing that controversy to the PP, who “still feels guilty for what he did with the Police for seven years”.

“We remember all the images. They are some ships in the Port of Barcelona where our men and women, in difficult times that required extra effort and demand, were not treated with the necessary dignity that their Government should treat them, as representative of Spanish society”, he continued.

The minister has compared this situation with the boats with drawings of Tweety Bird and other children’s dolls with the conditions for the police device already sent with the Government of Pedro Sánchez in October 2019, coinciding with the sentence of 1-O, where they had “all the means, comforts and necessities covered”.

“It is the shame of the PP, which still has that shame that it does not know how to get rid of: we all saw how it treated our policemen; I would never allow that,” he concluded, recalling the salary increase of “25% on average” for police and civil guards or the recovery of more than 10,000 troops.

These recovered policemen, he said, are the ones that allow them to carry out “special services” of reinforcement such as the reopening of the border in Ceuta and Melilla or the soccer finals such as the one recently experienced in Seville.

The press has asked him about the security device for the return to Spain of the King Emeritus, of which he has avoided giving details due to the need to “maintain reserves” for operational reasons. However, he has said that it is a “precise” deployment, as it happens in other similar circumstances.

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