They demand to withdraw the name of «Placido Domingo» from a Madrid school

More Madrid has demanded the president of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, to change the name of the CEIP Plácido Domingo educational center, in the district of Arganzuela, after assuming responsibility for cases of sexual harassment and abuse of power denounced by about twenty women in the United States.

The spokesman of the parliamentary group in the Assembly of Madrid, Pablo Gómez Perpinyà, has sent a letter requesting that the name be replaced by another of some Madrid artist before “the seriousness of the facts” denounced by the union of musical artists of the United States.

“It is an important opportunity for them to say zero tolerance against abuse and machismo,” Gómez Perpinyà said at a press conference after the Board of Spokesmen, according to Efe.

“A place where our children and young people learn values ​​such as respect, equality, commitment and coexistence, cannot have an educational center that bears the name of a person who has committed such harassment and abuse behaviors,” he says. the letter from Más Madrid, which believes that maintaining its denomination “would convey a message of impunity” that sexist behaviors “have less consequences if one enjoys a position of power or a successful profession”

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On the other hand, more than 1,300 people have signed a petition on the “” platform to support the change in this school in Arganzuela and to be replaced by that of a woman chosen by the neighbors, according to EP.

«Since the scandal over totally improper attitudes jumped, hundreds of neighbors have been waiting, respecting the times so that this person could defend himself against the very serious accusations that weighed on him», states the petition, which understands that after accepting «all the responsibility »for accusations« if name can no longer be in the institutions ».

The promoter of this petition, a neighbor of the neighborhood, refers to the “exemplarity” that a school should show in front of the students also with the name of their institute

The Spanish tenor Plácido Domingo apologized last Tuesday to the women who accused him of sexual harassment for “the pain” that caused them and has ensured that he accepts “all responsibility” for the actions denounced in recent months. .

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