A MAYOR who has led hundreds of workers to steal food from Spanish supermarkets ‘so that families can eat’ has vowed that more raids will take place.
Juan Manuel Sanchez Gordillo, mayor of Marinaleda Town Hall in Sevilla, led hundreds of members of the Andalucian Union of Workers to steal food from stores in Sevilla and Cadiz on Tuesday.
His aim was to give out the food, stolen from Carrefour and Mercadona supermarkets, to the homeless.
The Robin Hood-style raids were carried out – Gordillo explained – because ‘someone has to do something so that families can eat’
Government minister, Jorge Fernandez Diaz has issued a warrant for Gordillo’s arrest after his followers took around a dozen shopping carts filled with sugar, oil, milk and other foods from each store.
Gordillo also compared Jorge Fernandez Diaz and the Partido Popular’s actions to the ‘state terrorism, of the the Franco regime’.
Yesterday two people were arrested in relation to the raids.