Today, Thursday 23rd March at 12 noon, a minute of silence marking yesterday’s London attack, has been observed at several public offices around the Island.
A minute of silence was held simultaneously at the Consell de Ibiza headquarters in Avenue d’Espana in Ibiza Town, The Town Halls in Santa Eulalia and San José, and the delegació del Govern a les Pitiüses.
In a statement issued by the Consell de Ibiza, they stated their wish to “to condemn the bombing of London and show solidarity with the victims of the island and their families”. At the Consell, the mark of respect was headed by the first vice-president of the Council of Viviana Sans, and attended by the Consul General of the United Kingdom, Lloyd Milen, and representatives of all Council political groups.
The second vice president, Marta Díaz, participated in the minute of silence held in the office of the delegació del Govern a les Pitiüses. This concentration was also attended by the commissioner of the National Police, José Manuel Mariscal, and the commander of the Civil Guard, Antonio del Fresno.
In Santa Eulalia Sixty people, including citizens, staff of the City of Santa Eulalia and members of different political parties participated. The mayor Vicent Marí has expressed solidarity with the victims and their families and reiterated his rejection of any kind of violence. The event was also attended by the Deputy Prime Minister, Biel Barceló; balear the Minister of Environment, Vicenç Vidal; President of the Island Council of Ibiza, Vicent Torres; and the insular councillor of Environment, Michael Vericad.
In San José deputy mayor, Angel Luis Guerrero, read a manifesto of rejection against the attack. “The City of San Jose wanted to publicly express their pain and convey to the victims and their families deep sympathy and solidarity of the entire municipality. “Terrorist acts, as happened yesterday, never have any justification” said Guerrero, and strongly condemned these acts of terror to undermine freedom, democracy and the struggle to build more just societies.