Thus Always to Tyrants

The entire population in the village of Fago, Spain is a suspect in the mayor’s murder. And understandably so:

“There is no shortage of contenders. During his 12 years in office, the mayor, a member of the conservative Popular Party and the owner of the village’s only guest house, had been involved in almost four dozen individual court cases with homeowners in Fago.

He had taken out injunctions to prevent people making home improvements and closed down a bed and breakfast because it competed for business with his own establishment.

Mr Grima had even incurred the wrath of the parents of the only two children living in the village by banning basketballs and shooting hoops in the village’s only flat area – the central plaza.

The most public battle in recent times came about after the mayor imposed taxes of almost 400 euros a month on outdoor tables at Fago’s only drinking establishment – the Casa Moriega bar – an amount locals consider high for an isolated village which attracts only a modest number of visitors in summer.” (h/t: Irish Trojan)

“The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”

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  • Justin

    “The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.”

    What’s your point? That it was reasonable to shoot him rather than, say, wait to vote him out?