Former presidential candidate Ana Gomes is in the middle of a controversy after a comment she left on Twitter for an intervention by a Sintra youth leader, where he spoke of Mamadou Ba. There are those who accuse her of “cyberbullying” which “is a crime”.
At stake is a reaction by Ana Gomes to a publication by Juventude Popular de Sintra carried out by João Sousa, secretary-general of the young women of the CDS of that municipality.
The young man speaks of controversy surrounding Mamadou Ba and justifies the call made by the CDS for the anti-racist activist to be removed from the anti-racism working group that was created by the government.
The case is based on statements made by Mamadou Ba, former leader of the Left Bloc, about the Lieutenant Colonel Marcelino da Mata who died last week, victim of covid-19.
Mamadou Ba spoke of the military as “A war criminal” and the young man from CDS says it was a “national hero of the colonial war” that “saved the lives of hundreds of Portuguese”.
In a video published on Twitter, João Sousa also notes that the Portuguese-Senegalese insists on “attack national culture and symbols of the country that welcomed him “, recalling some of his most controversial statements, such as when he spoke of the” bullshit “or” the white man’s death “.
Thus, the young CDS accuses Mamadou Ba of “hate speech and racial segregation ”, considering that“racism is not an opinion, it is a crime punished by law ”in our country.
Finally, João Sousa still questions the followers of the Popular Youth of Sintra if they think that “it is fair with taxpayer taxes we pay this man to join a working group for a problem as serious as racism ”.
In a comment to this video, Ana Gomes refers to the young man as “poor guy” and asks “Who put that Prussian helmet on you?”.
Now, these words provoked outrage on the social network, with several people accusing the former MEP of “doing little” to the young centrist.
“Free public enjoyment. Without any political opinion. It’s called cyberbulling ”, accuses Twitter user Daniel Monteiro, adding that“ in addition to being very bad for a former MEP and candidate for the Presidency of the Republic, it’s a crime“.
Lawyer Maria Helene Evangelista speaks of “bodyshaming”And user Francisccybero Simões accuses Ana Gomes of “Make fun of a kid’s appearance”, noting that Marcelino da Mata was “tortured by militants from the MRPP, perhaps at the time still comrades of the said former candidate” presidential.
Twitter user Claudia Shandi refers to the “red lipstick of hypocrisy“, Emphasizing that“ the young man in question could be a grandson ”of Ana Gomes. “Are you attacking yourself instead of what he defends?”, He asks, concluding that “with his media exposure”, “this can make the young person feel very bad”.
In a kind of response to Ana Gomes, the Juventude Popular de Sintra created the hashtag #SomosTodosPrussianos.
Susana Valente, ZAP //