MADRID, February 27 – RIA Novosti. In Barcelona, a protest rally calling on the government to implement social reforms escalated into riots.
Thousands of people took to the streets under the slogan “Without a future, we have nothing to lose.”
Barcelona, ciudad sin ley.
– Ángel Grańa (@geluchocangas) February 27, 2021
The main demands of the protesters are to repeal the labor reform, the law on public safety, the law on foreigners, as well as forced evictions from housing due to arrears.
In addition, the protesters demanded the dissolution of the special anti-riot units of the Catalan law enforcement agencies, Mossos de Escuadra, which, according to their opinion, act too harshly during the suppression of the riots.
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After the protesters reached from University Square to Drassanes Avenue, they began to build barricades from garbage containers, smashed a bank window and set it on fire, according to el periódico.com.
Protests are also taking place in Girona, Tarragona, Lleida and other Catalan cities.