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'Surround Parliament' anti-Monarchy protest leaves six injured and three arrested
06 October 2014 @ 13:12

SIX people have been injured and three arrested during a massive protest in the centre of Madrid calling for an end to the Monarchy.

The latest in the series of 'Surround Parliament' (Rodea el Congreso) demonstrations which gathered around the central government's main meeting point started out last night (Saturday) at 19.00hrs in the Puerta del Sol square.

Two women, one of whom is a lawyer, and a man, all three of them on the organisation team, were taken into custody for 'attempting to pass police barriers', meaning they could be charged with an 'attack on authority figures'.

One of the arrested parties had already filed criminal action against MP for Madrid Cristina Cifuentes for banning a demonstration on the day of King Felipe VI's coronation.

After the initial march, where the three arrested parties say they were 'brutally attacked and beaten' by police, the two women and the man involved went up to the officers to say the rest of the demonstration would be called off – but were insulted and threatened with being thrown in a police cell, they claimed.

They were pinned down and handcuffed as they left the Puerta del Sol with the rest of the crowd in the direction of the C/ Alcalá and the Parliament building.



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