IN PICTURES: Barcelona squat demo turns violent
Alex Dunham · 28 May 2014, 11:44
Published: 28 May 2014 11:44 GMT+02:00
- Catalan police chief quits amid rubber bullet row (28 May 14)
- Protesters clash with police over squat eviction (27 May 14)
- Protester accused of attempted murder of cop (25 Mar 14)
- Protester loses testicle in rubber bullet attack (24 Mar 14)
Officers made several arrests as hooded youths smashed windows and hurled stones at police and journalists in the streets of the north-eastern city, news agency AFP reported on Tuesday.
But images posted on photo-sharing website Flickr portray an equally violent stance on the part of Catalan Mossos D’Esquadra police.
The photo seen above, which shows how a man on his bike is struck across the ear by two anti-riot officers, is Wednesday’s top viewed post on Spain’s main social networking site Meneame, the local equivalent of Reddit.
Barcelona-based Fotomovimiento, a group of photographers shedding light on Catalonia and Spain's social issues, have shared their best photos online.