|(Europa Sur/Paco Guerrero)|
LA LINEA (Agencies) The new Mayor of La Línea, Gemma Araujo (PSOE) this morning began the removal of the curbstones that her predecessor, Alejandro Sánchez (PP) had built close to the border with Gibraltar with the intention of installing a so-called 'congestion charge' for vehicles heading for the Rock. Araujo took a hammer (photo) and gave the symbolic first knock for the curb's removal. She then passed the tool to Councillors Ángel Villar (PA ) and Andrés Martín (IU), who enabled her investiture in the political move that ousted Sánchez.>>>
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"We're going to eliminate the last vestiges of the shameful Sánchez era and his policy of harassment towards Gibraltar," said Gemma Araujo. "We have always said that that was not the way forward. Today's is a gesture not only towards Gibraltar but also to the rest of the world in the belief that the only way to achieve anything is through dialogue and working in common with our neighbours. No charges or impositions - this is not the way to an understanding with our neighbours nor file away at any differences there may be."
A machine took care of the rest of the curbstones.