The sector of the culture has united against acts of censorship and cancellation carried out by the Popular Party and Vox in recent days. First, the Greek Festival has issued a statement on Wednesday in which its professionals denounce “the return of censorship” and demand the protection of fundamental rights. “The professionals of the world of culture want to report the return of censorship that is attacking the freedom of expressiona socially and democratically consolidated right in our Constitution. We demand the protection of our fundamental rights because without culture there is no democracy“, they have published. The same message reproduced in Galician, Basque and Catalan in addition to Spanish has invaded social networks, sent both from the main cultural centers of Spain and by artists such as Alba Flores, Juan Diego Botto, among others. The hastag #StopCensorship has become a trending topic.
Later, Natalia GarrigaMinister of Culture has issued another press release in which she shows her support for the initiative: “I join the appeal of the cultural sector to denounce the censorship that some productions cultural as a result of the new governments of PP and vox in various territories. The Government of Catalonia will always defend freedom of expression and cultural and linguistic diversity“, he declared. Also the Minister of Culture, Miquel Iceta, has joined the protest against censorship which has led to the cancellation of different shows in areas where Vox has come to power after the last municipal elections.
Claims in networks
For her part, the second vice-president, Yolanda Diazhas also shared his commitment to defend the cultural rights of workers in the sector: “Freedom is not censored. July 23 is about cultural rights, to defend our heritage and its workers”, he has claimed with the ‘hashtag’ #StopCensorshipwhich has become a trend in a matter of hours.
Freedom is not censored. July 23 is about cultural rights, to defend our heritage and its workers #stopcensorship
— Yolanda Diaz (@Yolanda_Diaz_) July 5, 2023
From Can support the movement and denounce the political binomial: “First they go for the plays and the ideas. Then they will go after all the people who defend them. Without culture there is no democracy. not a step back against the censorship of PP and Vox”, they have defended. Likewise, Eduardo Rubinodeputy spokesperson for Más Madrd in the City Council, has focused on the censorship exercised in recent days by PP and Vox against works of Virginia Woolf or the Disney movie starring the robot ‘Buzz Lightyear’.
Lope de Vega, Virginia Woolf, Buzz Lightyear: the first of a long list.
First they go for works and ideas. Then they will go after all the people who defend them.
Without culture there is no democracy. Not one step back in the face of PP and Vox censorship. #StopCensorship
— We can (@WE CAN) July 5, 2023