Politicians of Ponferrada Demand Removal of Holy Week Exhibition in School

Country: Spain

Date of incident: March 23, 2017

Category: Government Restrictions / Social Hostility / Intolerance

Attack against: Faith

Area of case: Anti-Religion or humanism groups / Education / Governmental / Political



The Ponferrada en Común (PeC), el Partido Comunista (PCE) e Izquierda Unida (IU) demanded immediate closure of a Holy Week exhibition in a public school by the Confraternity of Jesus of Nazareth (la Real Hermandad Jesús Nazareno). The political groups argued that such an exhibition “should not take place in a public school in a state that is defined as non-denominational.” They also claimed that the display "endangered safety at the school" as it is in a corridor that could be needed in an emergency.

Source: ileon.com