A TOTAL of 153 vehicles have had their tyres slashed in four different municipalities of Girona, sparking a police probe.
Ignasi Sabater Poch, the mayor of Verges, the area most affected by the vandalism, notes that “what is clear is that it is not fortuitous or gratuitous, it is organised and premeditated. The incidents are uniform during the day and random during the night.”
The mayor considers the vandalism to be a response by certain people who “didn’t manage to get in to a voting session on the previous Sunday [referring to state security forces]”.
He reports that on Saturday, mayors of a number of neighbouring villages with small populations noticed a white van with several men inside that seemed to be “inspecting each of the villages.”
One of them was spotted near a polling station in Verges and police were alerted who asked the man to identify himself. He turned out to be from Orense in Galicia and said “in an arrogant fashion that he was a tourist”, details Sabater.
When asked if he was alone, he said that “there were many other friends behind him”.
“With his expression he told us, ‘we’ll find you’ and seeing as they couldn’t come on Sunday, today was the day”, Sabater adds.
A police investigation is currently underway in an attempt to discover the motive and find the culprits.