Tensions as students try to disrupt unionist event attended by PP officials
People’s Party candidate takes on protesters: “posh, totalitarian, reactionary, subsidised, spoilt kids”
Students at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) clashed with police on Thursday as they attempted to disrupt a unionist event attended by People’s Party officials.
“It’s not normal to come to a public university in a great European democracy in the 21st century and see this Dantesque scene,” said Cayetana Álvarez de Toledo, PP’s candidate for Barcelona in the Spanish general election.
With UAB regarded as one of Catalonia’s most left-leaning public universities, around 50 students tried to boycott the political event organized by a unionist organization, calling attendees “fascists.”