CNT Madrid declares its rejection to the terrorist
outrages on the 11th March
This morning Madrid woke up tinged with blood. The south of the
capital, an area that concentrates the biggest part of the city
working class, was the scenario of one of the most dreadful and wild
massacres in its history. Thus, the workers of the
Confederación Nacional del Trabajo (CNT) Local Union
Federation in Madrid want to state our most sincere and strong
rejection to the outrages that took place today, 11th of March 2004,
in the city where we live and/or work. The ones behind the massacre
have shown that they do not know or at least do not have any sort of
class conscience. It seems unreal that, nowadays, fully installed in
the 21st century, we still have to keep reminding to people that
workers are exactly the same here in Madrid than in Cordoba,
Barakaldo, La Bisbal, Kandahar or Bagdad.
At this moment, 7.30 pm, the figures we have give 186 dead and
more than 1000 wounded. Most of their lives were cut when they were
bound to attend their working places in the capital. We want to
express our condolences and solidarity to the victims and their
families -who are the most important ones at present. It is very hard
for us to think that, in addition, many of them were immigrants from
inside and outside the peninsula, people who had come to our city,
which is everybody's city, to improve their living conditions.
We also appeal to all institutions, political parties, unions,
media and all other social actors to not to look for any type of
profit or advantage for themselves, be it with foundation or election
purposes, in the suffering of victims and their families.
Please, do not make a weapon of pain, too.
Madrid Local Federation of Unions