Daily uk news Anti-lockdown protesters throw bricks and flares at police in Barcelona as they clash over Spain's Covid-19 state of emergency restrictions after up to 700 demonstrators attend rally  MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - Anti-lockdown protesters in central Barcelona have clashed with police on Friday night over Spain's state of emergency restrictions, throwing bricks at officers and setting bins alight.

Daily uk news Anti-lockdown protesters throw bricks and flares at police in Barcelona as they clash over Spain's Covid-19 state of emergency restrictions after up to 700 demonstrators attend rally  MetiNews.Com

MetiNews.Com - Anti-lockdown protesters in central Barcelona have clashed with police on Friday night over Spain's state of emergency restrictions, throwing bricks at officers and setting bins alight.

Daily uk news  Anti-lockdown protesters throw bricks and flares at police in Barcelona as they clash over Spain's Covid-19 state of emergency restrictions after up to 700 demonstrators attend rally  MetiNews.Com
30 October 2020 - 22:00

Breaking News ! Anti-lockdown protesters in Barcelona have clashed with police over Spain's state of emergency restrictions, throwing bricks at officers and setting bins alight. The demonstration began peacefully in St Jaume de Barcelona Square before descending into smaller violent clashes on Friday. At least two people have been arrested according to the Mossos d'Esquadra, Catalonia's police force. Several hundred people from sectors badly affected by coronavirus, including restaurants, the arts and gyms initially gathered to protest regional border closures.The measures came as Spain's central government unveiled a state of emergency to give regional authorities powers to impose curfews and close their borders to anyone moving without just cause.  A demonstrator throws a rock at a police van in central Barcelona on Friday after a protest against new coronavirus restrictions descended into violence Some protesters set bins alight in the city's streets as police attempted to disperse the crowd. Police blame a small group within the rally for inciting violence Protesters face off against police in central Barcelona on Friday night over new coronavirus measures including a curfew and the closure of the hospitality sector At least two people have been arrested according to the Mossos d'Esquadra, Catalonia's police force, who were called in to disperse the crowdSome protesters began pushing against police cordons and throwing flares and other objects at officers who then attempted to disperse demonstrators from the city centre, attendees told Spain's El Pais newspaper.  Police also hit protesters with batons and reportedly used foam bullets against those assembled outside the regional and local government headquarters. Dozens of protesters then separated into groups to narrow streets in Barcelona's gothic quarter, setting trash containers on fire to serve as barricades.A Mossos spokesman told AFP news agency that up to 700 protesters had attended the rally but the violence was started by a group of about 50. A protester holds a brick aloft during a rally against new regional measures to curb the spread of coronavirus. Several protesters threw rocks and other objects at police during the Friday demonstration Regional police reportedly used foam bullets to disperse protesters who they were photographed hitting with batons on Friday Some demonstrators hurled barricades at police as they gathered outside the headquarters of the regional and local government on Friday RELATED ARTICLES Previous 1 Next Anti-lockdown protests continue across Europe as governments... Wave of anti-lockdown protests sweeps across Europe:... Share this article Share Sirens wailed throughout the city centre as police sought to disperse the protesters and firefighters hosed down the streets to put out fires in several large wheelie bins. The call to protest had spread in social media with flyers.

. Riot police offers hold their batons up as they move to disperse a crowd of protesters from central Barcelona on Friday evening Riot police restrain a man during a protest against the new lockdown measures in Catalonia introduced to curb the spread of coronavirus Police used their batons to disperse protesters on Friday night as Spain announced 239 new fatalities, bringing the country's total death toll to 35,878 Regional police officers take position next to burning rubbish set alight by disgruntled protesters in Barcelona. A rally was held in the city centre against new coronavirus measures introduced as part of Spain's state of emergencyEl Pais reported that some police sources blamed 'radical groups' linked to the nightlife and security sectors - both badly hit by the pandemic - with inciting violence at the rally and have accused them of intentionally setting out to provoke incidents.Some people in attendance at the rally reportedly agreed that there were some elements in the crowd intent on causing trouble from the outset. Friday's clashes mark the second violent protest in Barcelona in less than a week. Four people were arrested on Sunday after the Mossos intervened in a rally of protesters who deny the existence of Covid-19. It followed similar disturbances sparked by coronavirus deniers in Bilbao, in Spain, on Thursday and in cities across Italy on Monday.  Barricades intended to hem in the protesters were used as weapons by some in clashes with riot police in Barcelona on Friday night Sirens wailed throughout the city centre as police sought to disperse the protesters and firefighters hosed down the streets to put out fires in several large wheelie bins Protesters threw bricks, flares and barricades at regional police officers who responded with batons and, reportedly, rubber bulletsSpain, one of the hardest-hit countries by COVID-19, imposed a state of emergency this week to try halt the rise of coronavirus infections. It is expected to last until may next year. Like other European countries, Spain has resorted to increasingly drastic measures to curb infections, although less stringent than in Germany or France. Catalonia has seen some of the toughest measures introduced, with officials closing down the hospitality industry and imposing a 10pm to 6am curfew. All but essential weekend travel in and out of local areas has also been banned.  Firefighters were deployed to put out fires in Barcelona's city centre after disgruntled protesters set fire to bins as part of a rally against new coronavirus measures Police clashed with protesters at the rally on Friday after officers said a small group within the hundreds-strong crowd became violent Customers hide inside a shop to avoid getting caught up in a clash between police and protesters in central Barcelona on Friday night A man holds his dog as police officers chase demonstrators during clashes in Barcelona over new coronavirus measures introduced this weekHealth Ministry data showed 25,595 new coronavirus infections confirmed on Friday, a new record that brings the total caseload since February to 1.18 million. The government last week admitted that the real tally, including missed cases, could be well over 3 million infections.With 239 new fatalities, the total death toll rose Friday to 35,878.   Read more: Una protesta en contra de las medidas por la covid acaba con cargas policiales en Barcelona | Cataluña | EL PAÍS DM.later('bundle', function(){ DM.has('external-source-links', 'externalLinkTracker'); });

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Daily uk news Anti-lockdown protesters throw bricks and flares at police in Barcelona as they clash over Spain's Covid-19 state of emergency restrictions after up to 700 demonstrators attend rally  MetiNews.Com


Daily uk news Anti-lockdown protesters throw bricks and flares at police in Barcelona as they clash over Spain's Covid-19 state of emergency restrictions after up to 700 demonstrators attend rally  MetiNews.Com


Daily uk news Anti-lockdown protesters throw bricks and flares at police in Barcelona as they clash over Spain's Covid-19 state of emergency restrictions after up to 700 demonstrators attend rally  MetiNews.Com


Daily uk news Anti-lockdown protesters throw bricks and flares at police in Barcelona as they clash over Spain's Covid-19 state of emergency restrictions after up to 700 demonstrators attend rally  MetiNews.Com

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