Spanish party’s soup kitchen slammed for racial Hate
Far-right nationalist party España 2000 is at risk of receiving an official complaint from Valencia Town Hall for opening a ‘Spanish-only’ soup kitchen in the city.
Town Hall Spokesperson and socialist Joan Calabuig called the racial hatred perpetuated by the soup kitchen ‘disgusting’ and argued that the city should not ‘allow such shameful and discriminatory events to happen.’
Valencia is a city with a 30% migrant population but, so far, no one has filed any complaint against the food bank. However, human rights groups have slammed España 2000 for perpetrating xenophobic sentiments, which go against the Spanish Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
España 2000 has a link with France’s far-right party National Front and is known for conducting most of its demonstrations in Valencia. Its party leader José Luis Roberto has been criticised for calling Islam ‘a cancer in European society.’
The rise of hate speech in EU countries is hitting headlines lately. Nick Griffin of the British National Party made international news days ago when he said the party’s food banks are for ‘indigenous Brits only.’