2 Apr, 2021 @ 17:00
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Ultra right-wing extremists blamed for Molotov attack on Podemos HQ in Spain’s Murcia region

Right Wing Extremists Blamed For Molotov Cocktail Attack On Far Left Podemos Party Office In Spain's Murcia Region

AN explosive device was thrown last night (April 1) into the Cartagena office of the far-left Podemos party and slogans daubed over the front windows.

Regional and national Podemos figures have pointed their finger at ultra right-wingers for being behind the attack.

Security cameras captured the incident which firstly saw the shattering of a window.

The Molotov cocktail device followed immediately afterwards causing a fire that destroyed some office furniture.

Anti-Podemos slogans were also smeared on the windows like ‘No to State Terrorism’.

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Podemos Regional Assembly member, Javier Sánchez Serna, blamed ‘ultra far-right’ groups for the attack.

“This incident could have led to human injuries and not just material damage,” he added.

It was the third attack on the Podemos building in less than a year and the footage has been sent to the Policia Nacional.

The party’s national leader, Pablo Iglesias, said:”The street terrorism of the ultra-right will not intimidate us as we stand against violence to protect democracy and social justice.”

Cartagena’s socialist mayor, Ana Belén Castejón, said: “I condemn something like this attacks peaceful coexistence between the people of Cartagena.”

“Intolerance and hatred must have no place in democracy.”

Alex Trelinski

Alex worked for 30 years for the BBC as a presenter, producer and manager. He covered a variety of areas specialising in sport, news and politics. After moving to the Costa Blanca over a decade ago, he edited a newspaper for 5 years and worked on local radio.

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