11 Jan, 2018 @ 13:32
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Sevilla mayor says he ‘wants to see Romanians shot’ while trying to calm racial tensions

Antonio Nogales alcalde Pedrera

A SEVILLA mayor has told residents he wants to see Romanians shot while trying to calm racial tensions in his town. 

Antonio Nogales was instructing angry locals to ‘not take matters into their own hands’ following waves of violence against the Romanian population in Sierra Sur, Pedrera.

However the mayor has been blasted for using hate-filled and contradictory language when trying to calm down residents.

“I would like to see people shot too,” he repeated several times, “But we can not do that.”

The phrase see,med to endorse and legitimise the violence, rather than dissuade residents from taking part in it.

It comes during a period of heightened tensions between Romanians and Spanish locals.

Romanians have had their cars turned over and seven people have been arrested after serious assaults and fights.

PSOE Sevilla representative Veronica Perez has called for Nogales to resign, saying his remarks only encouraged more violence.

A video on Twitter plays a clip of Nogales’ words, which he says sound much worse ‘taken out of context’.


He criticised Perez for ‘taking advantage of a cut of a recording in an assembly in front of an angry crowd.”


Laurence Dollimore

Laurence has a BA and MA in International Relations and a Gold Standard diploma in Multi-Media journalism from News Associates in London. He has almost a decade of experience and previously worked as a senior reporter for the Mail Online in London.

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