From our Bureau of Violent Intimidation Without Borders with some assistance from our Bureau of Socialist Tolerance and Social Justice
Lavapiés is one of the most heavily communist neighborhoods in Madrid. So, it’s not too surprising that a bar owned and run by anti-communist Cuban exiles should be the target of violence.
It’s also well known that Castronoids from the Cuban Consulate in Madrid are very active in that neighborhood, spewing their well-known socialist version of tolerance and social justice.
Begoña Villacís, vice mayor of Madrid, paid a visit to the victims of this attack, to show her support for them.
Abridged and loosely translated from Marti Noticias
Cuban exiles in Spain denounced the attack by far-left radicals at the Apululu bar, in the Madrid neighborhood of Lavapiés, where several Cubans linked to the anti-Castro opposition work.
“It was a premeditated assault. Several people went to throw bottles, to damage, to physically attack the waiters, the employees, and me personally,” denounced the owner of the premises, Miguel Caballero González.
Lázaro Mireles, coordinator of the Movement of Actions for Democracy and an employee of the bar, said that the attackers “destroyed the establishment” and one employee “was in the hospital all night, and another with some injuries.”
“We defended ourselves, we got behind them and the police came after them. A fairly large conflict was created, in a market where children, women and families go to enjoy themselves,” explained Caballero González.
According to the complaints, the attackers burst into the Cuban bar shouting “fascists out of our neighborhoods, fascists out of Lavapiés.”
“We are in one of the most communist neighborhoods in Madrid, where the communist and anarchist unions and the Cuban Consulate basically operate. They don’t tolerate us being there,” said the owner.
The Spanish National Police confirmed the facts and said they are still under investigation. An official spokesman told Radio Televisión Martí that the agents came after learning that “several men entered the bar with the intention of assaulting the waiters.”
“We did not locate the perpetrators, after several raids in the area,” he said. At the moment, there are no arrests.
Whole story HERE in Spanish