Neo Nazi food bank banned from Murcia

By Andy Mansell Tuesday, 30 May 2017 16:57 3 comments
The banned ‘Lo Nuestro’ group distributed food to ‘Spanish only’ families. The banned ‘Lo Nuestro’ group distributed food to ‘Spanish only’ families. ©_LoNuestro_

A XENOPHOBIC Neo Nazi group who regularly distribute free food to ‘Spanish only’ families from a stall in Murcia City will not be able to continue operating in future.

An emergency motion put forward by members of the PSOE in the city was approved and passed to prevent the ‘Lo Nuestro’ group setting up their usual stall in Plaza Santa Domingo on Saturday.

‘Lo Nuestro’ only hand out food to people who can prove they were born in Spain, thus excluding any under privileged family from outside the country, of which there are many in the city.

The group announced their intentions to set up their regular table last Saturday between 12-2pm, providing food to "every Spaniard who proves his situation of need will be able to benefit from this help. We demand the DNI, the coexistence certificate and the unemployment card."

The socialist emergency motion, approved by all groups (PP, PSOE, Cambiamos Murcia, Now Murcia and Citizens) resulted in the Local Police of Murcia preventing Lo Nuestro from installing its table of bags chickpeas, rice and other foods only for Spaniards in the aforementioned square.

The statement from the political groups read: “"We do not authorize the use of the public space of our municipality to groups that promote hatred and xenophobia. If permits already exist, they will be revoked immediately. When such acts take place in our municipality despite the lack of authorization, the necessary measures will be taken to withdraw the occupation of the public highway immediately. "

The statement expresses the view that although the Lo Nuestro group appear to be doing charitable work, they are linked to extreme right wing groups and the fact they only distribute food to Spanish families confirms their intentions of xenophobia and exclusion.

“They will no longer be able to promote their hate filled table, but we know that we should not lower our guard and we will continue working in the same line encouraging more people and organisations to join in this common goal. Zero tolerance of crimes of hatred. They will not distribute more hatred!!”

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