Toledo (EFE) every day.
“You have to be attentive and willing to fight and not let your guard down if we don’t want to go back and be returned to the starting box,” Serrat said in an act in which he received a long standing ovation and applause from the audience.
Serrat has considered the dictionary definition of freedom “more than accurate” (the right of people to responsibly choose their own way of acting within a society).
And he added that “freedom is a basic human right”, so “it seems incredible what it costs to defend it”.
Serrat appeals to defend freedom every day
A right, he added, that “they do not give us and that we have to win and defend every day”, while asserting that freedom belongs “to all and for all” and that “respect the rights of others to achieve peace, It is what separates us Democrats from those who are not.”
This Abogados de Atocha Award, said the singer-songwriter, makes him “happy and content” because he receives it “among friends” and to “concelebrate” the memory of his colleagues who were murdered in Madrid 46 years ago.
His example should be, in Serrat’s opinion, a “reference” for any citizen of this country when talking about “justice and freedom.”
Ensures that freedom and justice have no meaning without the other
“At the end of the day, it is practically talking about the same thing, one without the other makes no sense,” he stressed.
He has reviewed the history of the early days of the Transition, “those years that fortunately we have been leaving behind as we have left the old regime behind”, he stated, and with “difficulties and dialogue” the Constitution was written with which it was restored democracy in the first general elections of 1979.
“Since they could not kill the dreams of freedom of a people, intolerance and unreason seized them (Atocha lawyers)”, he stressed, as well as pointing out that by awarding him the prize that bears his name, he is being recognized as one of them.
Sordo highlights that Serrat is part of the cultural essence of Spain
The closing ceremony was carried out by the CCOO general secretary, Unai Sordo, who highlighted Serrat as one of the people who has been “part of the cultural essence” of the country’s last 50 years and who, apart from singing to freedom and democracy, has interpreted and put music to writings of “Spanish poets of exile and clandestinity”, for which the union is recognized in its history.