Police break up student protest

23rd November 2007, Comments 0 comments

23 November 2007, MADRID - Riot police intervened yesterday in a student demonstration, organized in protest at the murder of a 16-year-old anti-fascist activist by an alleged neo-Nazi on November 11 in Madrid. Three people, two of them police officers, required medical attention.

23 November 2007

MADRID - Riot police intervened yesterday in a student demonstration, organized in protest at the murder of a 16-year-old anti-fascist activist by an alleged neo-Nazi on November 11 in Madrid. Three people, two of them police officers, required medical attention.

The march began at Legazpi, the scene of the murder of Carlos Javier Palomino. Some 700 students took their demonstration through the streets, ending up at the Reina Sofía Museum. However, 40 or so youths were accused of causing trouble at the beginning of the march. The youths reportedly felt that the Students' Syndicate that had organized the demonstration was exploiting the murder.

Once at the museum, the troublemakers unfurled banners condemning the student body, and began to pick fights with the protestors. It was then that the police moved in, charging at the crowd and attempting to break up the two factions.

One of the policemen was injured by a flying brick, and is currently in hospital with a possible dislocated shoulder. Another was treated for light cuts and bruises. The injured student suffered slight damage to his inner ear after a firework exploded near him.

[Copyright EL PAÍS, SL. 2007]

Subject: Spanish news


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