MADRID, Feb. 18 (EUROPE PRESS) –
The director of the National Civil Police (PNC) of El Salvador, Mauricio Arriaza, has justified on Tuesday the taking of the Legislative Assembly “to protect the property” of the facilities and prioritize the physical integrity of any person “who came to it .
“We have reported to the Constitutional Chamber in which we have stated that our fulfillment of duty has the characteristics of legality,” said Arriaza.
The director of the PNC has clarified that that day there was a mandatory call for the 84 deputies and that, because it was a public event, the Police were required by two entities, according to the local newspaper 'La Prensa Gráfica'.
Thus, he explained that one of the requirements was formulated by the head of Security of the Legislative Assembly and the second by the Council of Ministers, as the assistance of Salvadoran President Nayib Bukele was foreseen.
In this context, he has described as “obedient” the 23 deputies who did appear in the Assembly to attend the extraordinary session convened by Bukele.
Last Sunday, February 9, the Army took the Legislative Assembly of El Salvador in the framework of an extraordinary session convened by Bukele to approve a loan to promote an initiative to improve the country's internal security. However, only about twenty deputies from the 84 that make up the Assembly were presented.