The subdelegate of the Government in Badajoz, Francisco Alejandro Mendoza Sánchez, chaired this Monday, together with the mayor of Zafra, José Carlos Contreras Asturiano, the Local Extraordinary Security Board in Zafra, where the security device for the International Fair has been established Livestock (FIG) and 568 Traditional of San Miguel Segedana, which is celebrated from September 28 to October 1.
Francisco Alejandro Mendoza has stated that there will be more than 150 members of the State Security Corps and Forces who will ensure the safety of citizens during the days of the International Livestock Fair and in addition, the weekend, days 1 and 2, will be monitored. of October, given possible spontaneous celebrations.
The mayor of Zafra has recalled that only the livestock fair is held and not the most recreational, commercial and festive part. Contreras has also stressed that they want to reinforce the days of the fair, but also the weekend, and the 150 troops will guarantee security at the event and prevent large bottles from being set up on the weekend.
He has also pointed out that the doors of the livestock warehouses will be open so that citizens can see the best specimens from Spain’s livestock farms and, if there is crowding, it will be controlled. Likewise, he explained that the virtual fair that began last year will continue to develop; and with respect to the technical sessions and auctions, they will adapt to the new normal, explains the Zafra City Council in a press release.
The Zafra International Livestock Fair opens this Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. with the presence of the Minister of Agriculture, Luis Planas, and the president of the Government of Extremadura, Guillermo Fernández Vara.
The agrarian organization APAG Extremadura Asaja has called for a protest against the minister, in such a way that Planas will be received with the noise of cowbells so that he “listens to the countryside and does not turn a deaf ear” to their “problems.” As explained by the president of APAG Extremadura Asaja, Juan Metidieri, what his group wants is for the countryside to be heard, since until now the Government is turning a “deaf ear” to the “problems” of agriculture and livestock, which “They are getting older” and “what is most outrageous, they don’t even bother to receive their representatives.”