The Provincial Court begins today the trial against the three ‘youths of the tracks’, accused of leading disturbances and damages during the works of the AVE in Murcia, in October 2017. The accused face sentences of up to 8 years in prison and sanctions economic superior to 130,000 euros.
The platform created for his acquittal has convened two concentrations under the slogan ‘I was there too and I am also innocent’. One of them will take place, at 9 am, at the gates of the Palace of Justice in Murcia where, half an hour later, the hearing is scheduled to begin. The other protest will take place at 8:00 p.m. at the old Santiago el Mayor level crossing in the capital.
The prosecutor, in his brief of provisional conclusions, maintains that the three young people were part of a not very large group that, during the pro-burial protests of October 2017, “became significant for their especially violent attitude.” Most of them, underlines the representative of the Public Ministry, had their faces partially covered to make their identification difficult, but not the three defendants.
This group, he maintains, “acted in concert or at least assuming the result of the actions carried out among all of them.” In this sense, he accuses them, among other things, of invading the train tracks, pulling up and throwing down security fences, setting fire to garbage containers and throwing rubble at the railway line, leaving it completely blocked.
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