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Gibraltar court will decide on a man who unfurled a Spanish flag in the Rock

Wednesday, June 22nd 2016 - 11:36 UTC
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Minguez was arrested following reports of a large Spanish flag being displayed in an area near Signal Station Road, on the western side of the Upper Rock. Minguez was arrested following reports of a large Spanish flag being displayed in an area near Signal Station Road, on the western side of the Upper Rock.
Santiago Abascal, extreme right VOX candidate for Spain’s forthcoming general election, posted a video clip of the flag with words “mission accomplished”. Santiago Abascal, extreme right VOX candidate for Spain’s forthcoming general election, posted a video clip of the flag with words “mission accomplished”.

A man was arrested in connection with the unfurling of a Spanish flag in Gibraltar. The man remains in Police custody and will be appearing before the Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday morning.

 Juan Ignacio Minguez Martinez, 53, a resident of Madrid and chairman of the right wing VOX party in that city, was charged after spending the night in custody. e faces one count of conduct likely to cause a breach of the peace and will appear before the Magistrates Court tomorrow morning.

Minguez was arrested following reports of a large Spanish flag being displayed in an area near Signal Station Road, on the western side of the Upper Rock.

The flag incident has received wide media coverage in Spain, with VOX members boasting about the stunt and describing it in quasi-military terms.

Santiago Abascal, the VOX candidate for prime minister in Spain’s forthcoming general election, posted a video clip of the flag being unfurled with words “mission accomplished”.

Abascal is himself wanted for questioning by the Royal Gibraltar Police in connection with the theft of a block from Gibraltar’s artificial reef in 2014. According to the Spanish Press, a number of party members assisted in the operation, afterwards making their escape from the Rock by swimming away.

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  • Islander1

    Good for you Gib - even if they guy is let out of Court with just a severe telling off and a fine and the loss of his flag, and of course a warning that his name is now on a refuse to allow to re-enter list - will be sufficient.

    Odd that our pathetic wet drip of a Legal Dept here in the Falklands is so far up its own ******** and thinking purely of keeping the job sheet clean and contract promotions boxes ticked that they repeatedly just throw out complaints received and made here.

    Jun 22nd, 2016 - 12:04 pm 0
  • Briton

    Poor sod, they get more desperate as the days go on,

    300 years and he still didn't get to the top.

    Jun 22nd, 2016 - 12:52 pm 0
  • chronic

    Spain?

    I had forgotten all about the Spaniards.

    Now what is it that they are noted for?

    Jun 22nd, 2016 - 02:22 pm 0
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