The National Police worked hard this Monday night in front of the PSOE headquarters in Ferraz, where hundreds of people gathered to protest the amnesty law that Pedro Sánchez is finalizing to return to the Government. The situation became so tense that the agents used tear gas and smoke canisters as a deterrent method in the face of what police sources describe as “uncontrollable human tide”. At the end of the action, the Police seized a shovel, three wooden sticks, an iron bar and three extendable bars. The device was closed with three people arrested for attacking authority.
Around 8:00 p.m., the agents noticed that, among the peaceful crowd, people with the covered face and ultra aesthetics who stood in the front row, near the fence. The Police, faced with this fact, reinforced their agents at the fence. At around 8:30 p.m., one of these men jumped the security cordon and attacked an agent, for which he was arrested.
Around 9:00 p.m., some of the protesters began to leave the place but the presence of about 200 masked and ultra-aesthetic people increased. Around 9:30 p.m., several of these people spread out, police sources argue, “strategically along the fence and They begin to cut the ties that join the fences. At that moment they start throwing glass bottles and other objects on the agents”.
After once again reinforcing the police presence on the front line, harmless smoke (non-tear gas) is released as a warning of the imminent intervention. There is then a load that the agents describe as “proportionate” after which only about 200 ultra aesthetic people remain. Given the crossing of containers and other elements in the surrounding streets and the throwing of objects at the agents, harmless smoke is launched again. Two other people are arrested: a man for attacking an inspector and a woman for disobedience.
The controversial action has provoked the reaction of the police unions, who defend the actions of their colleagues on Monday night, and also of the PP, which this Tuesday morning sent a statement to the press in which it harshly attacked the police action last night in Madrid. Alberto Núñez Feijoó’s party accuses the Government of “forcing” the Police to treat “as CDR“to the people gathered.