SPAIN vids: cops roll in, the people roll them back

28.05.2011 § Leave a comment

More than 40 Spanish protesters suffered injuries in altercations with police in Barcelona Friday, as pressure mounted on demonstrators to end nearly two weeks of sit-in protests around the country.

Five of the protesters were taken to hospital, medical sources said. The injured also included one police officer.

Similar clashes were reported in Lerida, while Madrid’s governing conservatives called on Prime Minister Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero’s Socialist government to disperse hundreds of protesters in the capital’s central Puerta del Sol square…

An entrepreneurs’ association threatened to take legal action if the protesters were not forced to leave their Madrid encampment ‘immediately.

– Thx signalfire

Today then, the people fought back, and the cops backed on out of the plaza:

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