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Dramatic Footage Shows National Spanish Police In Brutal Catalonia Protest Crackdown


Added 10-20-19 11:42:03am EST - “Over 400 injured as riot police retaliate against unrest with batons, rubber bullets, and water cannons” - Infowars.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Infowars.com: “Dramatic Footage Shows National Spanish Police In Brutal Catalonia Protest Crackdown”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Increasingly violent protests continue to rage in the Catalonia region of Spain, with unrest bringing Barcelona to a standstill for a second day, after some 500,000 pro-independence marchers converged on the city Friday from other towns and the countryside, following nearly a week of ongoing protests against Monday’s supreme court verdict sentencing at least nine Catalan independence leaders to between 9 and 13 years in prison.

Overnight Friday police used riot control measures, including water cannons and rubber bullets in attempts to disperse the large crowds, which according to the Associated Press were “throwing cobblestones and flammable bottles, building barricades and setting dozens of bonfires in large garbage bins.”

Whatever you think of #Catalonia I think we can all agree that this kind of violence is completely unprovoked and unjustified pic.twitter.com/LhJOE9Q29A

As the clearest sign of growing violence in the protests, state sources cited around 400 people injured by the end of this week of growing chaos in the streets, many of them police officers.

According to some estimates around 100 security personnel have suffered injuries; however, police were in a number of instances caught on video brutally beating demonstrators.

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