Unitas-Podemos representatives asked the Spanish interior minister to investigate false information published by far-right groups targeting the Moroccan community living in Catalonia. The request was in response to a written question by the far-left coalition following the poisoning of 1,600 Moroccans in an apartment building in Barcelona. Where only five people lived, with the aim of social grants and postal voting in the next municipal elections scheduled for May.
Representatives of Unidas-Podemos point to members of the police and civil guard as possible authors of the fake news broadcast on the social network Twitter. Europa Press reports. The MPs warned the interior minister of a blatant act that “incites hatred towards the North African and Moroccan community” as a “fraudulent commission” that “directly and massively” affects public services and the public. and “falsify municipal election results”.
As a reminder, the Public Prosecutor’s Office of the Cartagena region opened a judicial investigation in February to determine the origin of false information spread on the Internet against Moroccan supporters who allegedly killed a Spanish citizen on the day of the quarter-finals. Atlas Lions take on Spain at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. In February 2021, three major Muslim organizations (the Union of the Islamic Community of Catalonia, the Federation of Islamic Councils, and the Islamic Federation of Catalonia) took legal action against the hate messages published by Vox.