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Extreme right-wing group attacks the Catalan Government delegation in Madrid

This Wednesday, an extreme right-wing Spanish nationalist group interrupted the institutional celebration of Catalonia’s National Day at the Catalan Government delegation in Madrid. The Fascist group assaulted the delegation and attacked some of those present causing five minor injuries, including a 4-year old girl. As the Catalan Government’s representative was about to make his speech, some 15 members of an extreme-right wing group entered the centre shouting “make no mistake, Catalonia is Spain”. The group was carrying Nazi flags as well as flags of the Falange – the party of Franco. One camera operator was taken to hospital with a dislocation. No arrests have been made by the Spanish Police.

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11 September 2013 11:34 PM

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Madrid (ACN).- This Wednesday, an extreme right-wing and Spanish nationalist group interrupted the institutional celebration of Catalonia’s National Day at the Catalan Government delegation in Madrid. The Fascist group assaulted the delegation and attacked some of those present, causing five minor injuries, including a 4-year old girl. The incident only lasted a couple of minutes and as the group left they set off pepper spray with many attendees having to be evacuated as they had difficulties breathing .One camera operator was taken to hospital with a dislocation. The Spanish Home Affairs Ministry told the CNA that no arrests have been made by the Spanish Police.


As Catalan Government Representative, Josep Maria Bosch, was about to make to a speech some 15 members of a Fascist group forced themselves into the centre shouting “make no mistake, Catalonia is Spain”. They were carrying Nazi flags as well as flags of the Falange – the fascist party of Franco, which is still legal in today’s Spain. There were around 50 people invited to the institutional ceremony, which was organised to celebrate Catalonia’s National Day. As the group interrupted the event they began to push around of Members of the Spanish Parliament of the Catalan Socialist Party (PSC) and the Centre-Right Catalan Nationalist Coalition (CiU). They also broke furniture and tore down the Catalan flags that were on show. On such a high profile day, which highlights the tension between Spain and Catalonia, there was no Spanish police to ensure the protection of the Catalan Government’s offices in Madrid.

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