Ισπανία: Απάντηση στην καταστολή με μαζικό δημόσιο θηλασμό σε εμπορικό κέντρο

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A group of women, some breast-feeding their children, protested on Friday in Barcelona in front of the Primark retail shop, demanding a right to breast-feed their babies where they see fit. The protest began on August 10, after Primark’s staff in Spanish city of Valladolid expelled a mother for breast-feeding her baby. Following these events, the association Pro-Breastfeeding and support groups throughout Spain, presented a complaint on behalf of the rights of babies to be fed at any time and place.

The mums were signing a petition, demanding from Spanish and EU institutions not to discriminate breast-feeding mothers.

“It’s not fair that for breast-feeding our babies in a shop, they draw our attention, they make us feel ashamed, embarrassed, they kick us from a shop… It’s as if we are criminals to feed our sons, it is something that doesn’t have much logic”, Laura Benitez Arroyo, one of the protesting mothers said.

Protests were also held in other Primark’s stores throughout Spain including: Valladolid, Murcia, Valencia, Zaragoza, Alicante, Elche, Gran Canaria, Cornellà de Llobregat, Sevilla, Madrid, Torrevieja and Oviedo .