Congratulations to Juan Robles Gonzalez for Amazing Footage & Reporting
If there wasn’t video, I would have had a hard time believing this was going on in Western Europe. Turkey, perhaps, but here? Over 30 years after the death of the dictator? Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose. In the shocking images below you will see the anti-disturbios (riot police) attack the population randomly. You will see them shooting rubber bullets at people who may simply be on their way home. You will see them open fire into a train station and harass people thoughtlessly, sometimes hitting passers-by for no apparent reason. You will see a brave business owner letting a crowd into his restaurant and protecting them from the police. You will see a bloodied face, a man in a wheelchair being protected by another man while he screams Verguenza, Verguenza (shame, shame) over and over again. You will see the maker of the video harassed, threatened and his camera damaged by the police in a most outrageous form of press intimidation- and it all happened yesterday, in Madrid. Congratulations to Juan Robles Gonzalez for a video that made my eyes water in sadness and shame.