Luis Salvador, the provincial spokesman in Granada for Ciudadanos, expressed his disapproval upon hearing that Fermin Muguruza was participating in the first Cinespejo Festival. The cultural event will be held in April in Granada and will include master classes and workshops. Manuel Menchon, Susi Alvarado, and the aforementioned Muguruza were invited to participate.
This decision was deemed a grave mistake by the core of the orange party in the Province of Granada as it "attacks the dignity of the victims ETA". Muguruza is a filmmaker and also a leader of the Kortatu gangs and Negu Gorriak. He has always been controversial due to his political statements, and was linked on multiple occasions to the terrorist organization.
Luis Salvador pointed out that he has been "denounced many times for advocating terrorism, for favoring ETA's strategy and for whitewashing their image." Salvador claims that Salvador believes that "exalting ETA members is a direct attack against the dignity and memories of victims of terrorism."
Jose Antonio Rosales (spokesman for Citizens in the City Hall) has reproached the municipal government of making room for this individual in a cultural event that was paid for by all citizens.