Vitoria Festivals | La Blanca 2022 They felt some kind of puncture and approached the aid stations that were installed in the Plaza de la Virgen Blanca during the descent from Celedón, as reported by the mayor Gorka Urtaran Three women were treated this Thursday at the Santigo Hospital after having reported that they had suffered punctures during the Chupinazo that started the Vitoria festivities and the subsequent descent of Celedón. They approached the aid stations that had been installed around the Plaza de la Virgen Blanca and reported that they had felt some kind of puncture. According to the mayor of the Alava capital, Gorka Urtaran, the events “are already known to the Ertzaintza and are being investigated.” Sources consulted by this newspaper confirmed that the Ertzaintza has not filed any complaints and that none of the girls presented symptoms or traces of foreign substances were detected in their bodies, a circumstance that is systematically repeated in the majority of complaints of this type of assault. In addition, the corresponding protocol has been activated, while the health services were also made available to those affected. “I wish we could find these heartless people who try to spoil the parties, especially women with this type of practice,” the mayor of Vitoria assured this Friday, in an interview with Radio Euskadi. “Yesterday more than 50,000 people were in the square and there were three who couldn’t spoil the party for us,” he lamented, but he hopes that citizens can continue enjoying La Blanca, “from the desire to have fun that we all have and from respect for others”. The mayor of Vitoria has considered that this kind of “male chauvinist plague that is spreading throughout Europe and that what it aims to do, fundamentally, is to limit the freedom of women and threaten them, and restrict their right to enjoy the public space and our parties». For this reason, he requested that you have to be “very forceful” against these “male predators” who intend to “spoil the party for everyone.” These have not been the last cases registered in the Basque Country in recent hours. Another woman has reported having suffered a puncture in the Guipuzcoan town of Oiartzun, which celebrates these days the patron saint festivities of San Esteban. The Ertzaintza is investigating this event. As reported by the Basque Department of Security, the puncture would have occurred in the early hours of the 3rd in the festive area of the municipality, and the woman registered the complaint with the Ertzaintza this past Thursday
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