Police Officer Hits Protester During Barcelona Protest

StoryfulNewsPublished: March 26, 2018
Published: March 26, 2018

Thousands of people took to the streets of Barcelona on March 25 to protest the arrest of former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont. Puigdemont was arrested in Germany after a visit to Finland, while making his way back to Belgium where he had been living in self-imposed exile. La Vanguardia reported that almost 100 people were injured in demonstrations in Barcelona, where riot police used force to disperse the crowds. This video, taken from the balcony on Carrer d’Aragó in Barcelona, shows a police van speeding towards protesters. A police officer exits the passenger side of the vehicle holding a baton and begins to beat a protester who is standing with their hands raised. Credit: Tomas Gray via Storyful

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