Civil patrols mobilized by the former inspector of the National Police in Valencia Ricardo Ferris they monitor the environment and interior of the main churches of Valencia during worship hours to avoid an attack such as the one that occurred this week in Algeciras, which resulted in the death of a sacristan and the attack on two Catholic churches.
Ricardo Ferris’s initiative has found an echo in other Spanish cities, as confirmed by the former Police inspector, where civil patrols are already organized in order to monitor, also, the Catholic temples and places related to the cult of this religion.
The first civilian patrols of Valencia have been active since this Saturday, which is when the surveillance began that went, first of all, to the Cathedral of Valencia, as Ricardo Ferris himself has confirmed to OKDIARIO, who has also explained that the civilians who accompany him are , in some cases, experts in martial arts or do security related work.
As confirmed to OKDIARIO last Friday by sources from the Government Delegation in Valencia, there was no special surveillance device around the churches, but there was a special attention throughout the weekend.
Last Wednesday, January 25, one person was killed and another three injured in an event that the security forces were investigating as a terrorist attack on jihadist inspiration. The perpetrator of the events was a 25-year-old Moroccan citizen, who launched his attack on two Catholic churches in the Cadiz town of Algeciras.
This circumstance, which has generated a strong impact throughout Spain, has also created fear and insecurity in many Catholics who attend places of worship daily or every weekend – churches – and fear being the object of a possible replica of that first attack.
The promoter of these citizen brigades is the former inspector Ricardo Ferriswho was removed from his responsibility as a result of his participation in a Vox event in Valencia last October, when he was on vacation due to some demonstrations he made about immigration and crime.
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