01/19/2021

Spanish military will take the streets to protest this March 06th, 2021

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Spanish Military will take Madrid’s streets on March 6th to demand a legal reform that stops the dismissals of Troop and Marine personnel at age 45

March 6th in Madrid

The idea comes from the Union of Military Troops (UMT), present in the Council of Personnel of the Armed Forces (Coperfas) where the associations discuss issues of their interest with the commanders of the Ministry of Defense and armies.

From the UMT they’ve decided to demonstrate again to maintain the pressure, also in the street, in front of the Ministry of Defense. They already have a day for it: Saturday March 6th, 2021. Their plan is to communicate to the Government Delegation in the Community of Madrid a march from the Plaza de Cánovas del Castillo (Neptuno) to the Plaza de Colón, along the Paseo del Prado and Paseo de Recoletos.

This marching format, with reduced assistance and safety distances to avoid crowds, was the one that applied in September in another demonstration . Now they hope that the evolution of the Covid-19 epidemic in Spain, and specifically in Madrid, will allow them to celebrate this mobilization.

Otherwise, they would gather before the Ministry of Defense, on Paseo de la Castellana.

The slogan chosen for this new concentration is the same one used a year ago: “The defense of Spain is not temporary.”

Its main claim focuses on requiring the department headed by Margarita Robles to reform the Military Career Law to establish a single military career, which allows promotion and change of scales, without age limits or calls and ends with the ‘dismissals’ to 45 years for the temporary staff of the Troop and Marine Scale.

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