In accordance with a Catalan police report right now, 40,000 younger folks gathered in Barcelona to take part in native celebrations on Saturday night time. Riots broke out inebriated. 43 of them had been injured and 20 had been arrested.
Albert Batlle of the native police mentioned at a press convention: “There was a mass rally that disrupted public order and peace.”
The five-day La Mercé Competition shall be held in Barcelona to commemorate the Merciful Mom of God, Barcelona’s patron saint.
Road carnivals generally known as “botellon” have change into extra frequent in Spain, which has attracted particular consideration from the police after measures have been taken to fight the coronavirus pandemic.
At 2 o’clock within the morning, a large-scale battle broke out in Barcelona’s Plaza de España, injuring 13 folks with chilly weapons and one case of sexual assault.
“That is unacceptable. It could’t occur once more,” Barcelona Mayor Ida Colau mentioned.
The police introduced extra safety measures on Saturday to forestall this from taking place once more.
In accordance with native police, the town is at the moment internet hosting day and night time music and cultural occasions, which have been visited by 105,000 folks since Thursday.