Pedro Castillo on police tying his shoe: “I never asked or forced the cash to do it”

Pedro Castillo on police tying his shoe: “I never asked or forced the cash to do it”

The president regretted that a voluntary action of the security force had been misunderstood. “I couldn't do it myself because I've been wearing a bulletproof vest for a while,” he said on Twitter.

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Pedro Castillo on police tying his shoe: “I never I asked or forced the cash to do it”

President Pedro Castillo referred to the criticism he received after a policeman bent down to tie his shoelaces during an activity in San Martín | Photo: Peru Presidency

The President of the Republic, Pedro Castillo, referred to the criticism he receives after a policeman bend down to tie his shoe and affirmed that the officer in question wanted to prevent his lower back pain from worsening and offered to perform the task.< /b>

Through his Twitter account, he expressed his “absolute respect” for the work of the Police and all workers in the country. He also regretted that a voluntary action of the security force was misconstrued.

“I never asked or forced the police force to did. And I couldn't do it myself because I've been wearing a bulletproof vest for some time to protect my life from any risk or threat”, manifested.

“It was a fortuitous event that is being misunderstood and used by my political opponents to further tarnish my image , he added.

Finally, Castillo thanked the Ombudsman for the concern People and other institutions about this event, which he described as “anecdotal”. He reiterated that “There was no abuse or discrimination”.

In the video that has gone viral on social media, is first seen Pedro Castillo raise his right leg and show his shoe to one of the police officers during his tour of San Martín.

Immediately < b>the agent bends down and ties the shoelaces of the president's right shoe. Seconds later, another police officer appeared, tying the laces on his left shoe.

While all this was happening, the other police officers made a cordon of security to prevent anyone from approaching. Nearby was the first lady, Lilia Paredes.

Pedro Castillo on police tying his shoe: “I never asked or forced the officer to do it”

Police officers had to tie the shoes of the President of the Republic, Pedro Castillo, during his visit to the San Martín region this Friday, August 12. (Video: Twitter)

In this regard, the Ombudsman considered that said action “offends the morale of the forces of order”< /u> and asked the president to respect the dignity of the members of the PNP who make up the state security in charge of their custody.

Their functions do not imply taking charge of strictly personal actions, such as tying shoes”, the Ombudsman underlined on the social network .

“This fact harms the morale of the forces of order, blurring their image before the population. We remember that the president is also the first servant of the nation and is obliged to respect the dignity of every person who works in his environment, giving example to citizens”, he added.