Everyday life in the kingdom: Beating spanish republicans

Humpty Dumpty sat on a wall,
Humpty Dumpty had a great fall.
All the king’s horses and all the king’s men
Couldn’t put Humpty together again.

From Periodismo Humano

A demonstration on the 4th of October,  organised by the Coordinadora 25S with the slogan ” Monarchy is not democracy , it is dictatorship and corruption,” brought together several hundred protesters in Puerta del Sol, Madrid, with the intention to reach the Congress of Deputies.

In less than ten minutes, the police blocked the path of the demonstration, when this had not yet gone a hundred metres, and charged with batons against peoples’ heads, attacked journalists and arrested three people.

One detainee, 55 years old, spent the night at the Fundación Jiménez Díaz Hospital, due to a coronary ischemia, according to the Coordinadora 25S.

The other two arrested are Doris Benegas , 62 years old, lawyer of the Coordinadora 25S , which last Tuesday filed a complaint against Cristina Cifuentes, Government delegate in Madrid, and Ignacio Cosidó , director general of police, for prohibiting the display of Republican symbols during the coronation of Philip VI and another woman with an open wound on her forehead, suffered when receiving a clubbing.

With the demonstration over, police arrested two more people, after chasing a group of protesters. A minority had blocked two streets with garbage cans in their escape and thrown stones at police, hitting one in the helmet.

Video by Jaime Alekos …

 

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