Tensions boil over on the streets of Barcelona after Spanish Prime Minister dissolves Catalan parliament

Tensions flared in Barcelona tonight as pro-Spanish gangs attacked Catalans as they celebrated the declaration of independence.

The unrest comes after Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy tonight sacked the Catalan government along with the region’s police chief and ordered elections for December 21.

Video emerged showing masked nationalists throwing punches in the street, knocking a middle-aged man to the ground in central Barcelona.

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  • Alain

    When demonstrators hide their identity behind a mask they have no more credibility as far as I am concerned.

  • SDMatt

    Not surprising as this cannot possibly go forward without violence, including perceived score settling on behalf of previous generations.

    • Spain is not a stable nation, lots of Franco era scores to settle.

      • Jabberwokk

        Got to wonder if this is the beginning of the end of Europe that we all saw coming.

        • xavier

          Yes it is. The EU will pay a very heavy price when the Spanish break from the leash. The Catalans asked for dialogue and got blown off
          The EU will end up horrified because despite the pressure not to use force, Rajoy has misinterpreted the support for carte blanche to destroy Catalan culture and language forever.Then he’ll go after Basque country and Navarre.
          He’s Olivares again and It’s a mix of 1640,1715,1939.
          The vindictivess will be appaling and the Catalans will remember the EU sanctioned it.

      • xavier

        Because there was never any purge of the hardcore Franconists just recycled into the Democratic structures
        Also I’m a tad irritated that everyone has overlooked ithe caso Gurtel. It’s basically illegal party financing where Rajoy was directly implicated in taking payoffs. Also a lot of the major witnesses and moneumen involved suddenly died of natural causes or committed suicide.
        Further a few days ago a Spanish minister out of the blue biblically threatened Basque country and Navarre with the 155. He even said that Basque country had identical conditions to Catalunya and to so nothing that would. upset the peace there

        Really these people epic in their stupidity. Basque country and Navarre are next mark my words and there’s no justification for it.

  • John Boy

    Another Francisco Franco is needed to win over the Communists and Islamists of Catalan.

    ;-o

  • CodexCoder

    California should be paying close attention – are you listening, Moonbeam Brown?

    • Dem

      Make California Mexico again!

  • Hard Little Machine

    Catalonia is a huge hotbed Islamic nutjobs. So if they stick with Spain they’re all screwed and if they break off they become Syria.