The World Federation of Teachers Union, FISE, denounces the entrance of the police in schools of Catalonia
The World Federation of Teachers Union, FISE, affiliated member to WFTU, the World Federation of Trade Unions, denounces the entrance of the police in schools of Catalonia in search of pro-independence symbology in a clear persecution of freedom of expression.
The World Federation of Teachers Union, FISE, has been informed that on March 22, officers of the Mossos d’Esquadra (Catalonia Autonomous Police) entered in educational centers throughout Catalonia to observe on the spot if there was “political symbology in public areas”, that is some symbols that according to unknown criteria have been removed by the police officers.
On behalf of the FISE Federation we completely reject the invasion of the police at the educational centers and the ideological persecution against the pro-independent teachers, and therefore we demand explanations for this abusive and intimidating practice that coerces teachers and violates the freedom of expression and thought of the faculty of public education in Catalonia.
Before the ideological persecution and the violation of fundamental rights, as World Federation of Teachers Union, we position ourselves next to the teachers of Catalonia and those that want to pressure teachers will find us right opposite them.
On behalf of the FISE we want to end up by saying that we demand that this hunt of witches of the independence movement in Catalonia be stopped and we call the pertinent authorities of the country that these circumstances will not happen again.
Barcelona, March 26, 2019