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Spanish activists protest against the NATO Summit

Spanish activists protest against the NATO Summit

Madrid, Jun 28 (Prensa Latina) More than 50 activists from different Spanish territories protested against the NATO Summit at the Army War College in Madrid.

The action, in which the group Extinction Rebellion is once again involved, is added to yesterday’s action at the Reina Sofia Museum in rejection of the summit meeting of the Atlantic Alliance to be held in this capital on Wednesday and Thursday.

Several antimilitarist, ecologist, feminist, trade union and climate defense organizations were the protagonists of a nonviolent direct action on Tuesday.

Desarma Madrid (Ecologistas en Acción, Yayoflautas, BDS Madrid, Alternativas No Violentas, Asamblea Antimilitarista de Madrid) and the state organization Alternativa Antimilitarista-MOC, with activists from other territories (Basque Country, Canary Islands, Alicante) joined the protest.

Agents of the National Police expelled the press from the site and detained 28 activists, it was learned.

Dressed in school costumes, and by means of graffiti, banners and songs, they demanded the conversion of the School of War into a School of Peace, denouncing the murders committed on Friday the 24th at the Melilla border.

Yesterday, representatives of Extinction Rebellion and Youth for Climate, collapsed in front of the Guernika painting in a call for peace.

The non-violent action of performance took place in the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid, in the room where the famous painting by Pablo Picasso is exhibited, which was conceived by the painter from Malaga before the Nazi-fascist barbarism against the village of Guernika, Basque Country.

About thirty activists collapsed on the ground pretending to die, while four of them, dressed in gala clothes and pretending to be great leaders, toasted to the sound of Brahms’ Third Symphony.


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