Tension between ‘riot police’ and Ourense firefighters in a protest in which they used flamethrowers

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More of 200 firefighters of the Galician regional parks, on strike since last June 15 to demand better working conditions, have mobilized this day in front of the Provincial Council of Ourense, starring in moments of tension with the ‘riot police’ of the National Police, already that the first ones came to use flamethrower against the line of agents.

The Unified Police Union (SUP) has shown its support for the colleagues of the Police Intervention Unit (UIP) who formed the police cordon to protect the Ourense Provincial Council. At the protest the firefighters also used smoke canisters, flares and firecrackers.

“Firefighters from the Provincial Council of Ourense tried to enter, when they were prevented from doing so they even attacked flares against our companions. It seems unbelievable that people who know how painful a burn is to do these actions,” the SUP has denounced on its social network account X, as reported by Europa Press.

The protests They started on Friday before the provincial institution of Pontevedra, and this day it was the turn of the province of Ourense, where the firefighters gathered in front of the Provincial Pazo shouting “resignation”, “poor firefighters, never again” or “corruption”, throwing paint to the façade of the building and also burning tires in front of it, in the center of Rúa Progreso.

Likewise, the street was filled with smoke not only with the burning of tires, but with the use of smoke canisters, flares and firecrackers. The more than 200 firefighters gathered at the door of the institutional headquarters where dozens of riot police were present and where moments of tension occurred.

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