Madrid ~ Two anarchist from the CNT who performed a “puppet show” were detained yesterday afternoon. They had been invited by Madrid city hall to perform a puppet show for the kids for the week of Carnival, in one part of this puppet show they put out a banner thatg says “Gora Alka-ETA” which has double meanings.
If you put “Gora ALKAETA” without a dash it could be saying “viva the mayor”(mayor in euskera is alkateta), but if you put it with dash it shows up as viva “ETA” (which is recognized as the ex Basque guerrilla group).The signs included the made-up word ‘alka’, also creating a slogan involving a play on words to sound like “Long Live al-Qaeda”. So the parent at the puppet show were “shocked”(as they were described) and they right away called the police to complain that this puppet show was “supporting and promoting Terrorism”.
Also they were complaining that the puppet show encouraged the kids “to occupy an empty house”.
Their Facebook psge describes the puppet show….“Disguised with different faces, Don Cristóbal will try to crush a good witch, but she loves her freedom above all and will not to be trampled by anyone.”