source: culmin, translated from informa-azione
On the attack on the Benetton shop in Lugo
Seven masked people entered the shop right in the centre of Lugo, giving no possibility of identification to the cctv cameras.
According to investigators, the group probably prepared the attack in advance, taking advantage of the carnival festivities in order not to attract attention. They believe, moreover, that there is some anarchist organisation behind it. In fact, in the libertarian forums news of the attack was spread extremely rapidly, including details of what was written on the walls of the shop.
The police believe that the attackers could also be from Lugo and that they are linked with other groups that have carried out similar actions, in other Spanish cities, even if not recently. For example, in Gijón, something similar happened.
Up until yesterday morning the action had not been claimed by any anarchist group, but it is possible that in the next few hours the action will be claimed in some anarchist page in the internet.
Closing of the shop
The damage to the inside of the shop was considerable. The authors of the incident broke the windows with clubs. The metal detector at the entrance was also damaged. Inside clothing was thrown to the ground, some stained with red paint.
Computers and coat hangers were also damaged.
The employees were not attacked in any way. The attackers were only concerned with material damage. The police have no doubt that it was a question of an attack in defence of the Mapuche community of South America that have been carrying on a struggle for a number of years against the controversial Italian brand. Inside the shop, in fact, was written "Marichiwueu" (sic!) which apparently means "vinceremos one hundred times"(sic!, mari=10)in Mapuche. In the internet, the action was described as "vendaval anarquista no Benetton de Lugo" (in lingua galiziana "storm in the Lugo Benetton")...
19/02/2010 – 17:38