Teresa Rodríguez violates Parliament’s order: the LGTB flag is still in her office

The war of the flags in the office shared by the non-attached deputies of Adelante Andalucía and Vox in Parliament continues to rage. Last week the chief counsel of the Chamber ordered these parliamentarians to remove all the decoration.

In it, the flag of the LGTB collective, the Trans and the Spanish Falange coexists with the portraits of characters such as Che Guevara.

In the letter, the lawyer demanded that these deputies not proceed to the placement of any symbols, elements or instruments, since they are, for all purposes, areas of common use. In fact, he gave the deadline until today. However, the former coordinator of Adelante, Teresa Rodríguez, has made it clear that she will not comply with the order.

“We are not going to remove any flag and if they remove one from us, we will put it back,” Rodríguez assured her during her appearance in the Andalusian Parliament.

In addition, she has refused to accept that the Chamber Table equates flags that represent rights, in her opinion, such as the LGTB flag and that of the Trans movement, with the Falange flag. The latter, she recalls, is sanctioned by the Democratic Memory Law approved by the Chamber.

In this sense, this group will put these symbols back if they are removed. “We are not going to allow this comparison between the defense of freedoms and rights with the representation of crime and genocide in Andalusia.”
A common space
For her part, the former Vox deputy, Luz Belinda Rodríguez, has no problems in respecting the neutrality of a common space. However, she warns that if the former deputies of Adelante do not withdraw that symbolism, with which she does not identify, she is not going to remove the flag of the Falange either.

The document of the Bureau of Parliament, which set out six points in her request, recalls that in the event of improper use of the assigned space “it may be cause for revocation of the authorization.” In other words, if the symbols were not removed, Luz Belinda Rodríguez would have to find a place in the cafeteria or the Parliament library, as she had already done for a year.
At the moment, the flag of the Falange and another Spanish one where you can read “Long live the unity of Spain” continue to coexist in an office of the Parliament with that of the LGTB movement and with portraits of Che Guevara or the Russian and Bolshevik revolutionary politician León Trotski. Also with stickers with phrases like “Always anti-fascist. Always anti-capitalist”.

What began as a place of coexistence between the two Spains may end in a rupture or in Parliament’s decision to put an end to this common space.