Barcelona Demonstration during General Strike in Spain
After Spain's two main Unions called a General Strike, people in Barcelona took to the streets to protest changes in labour laws. Several incidents took place as riot police clashed with demonstrators in an attempt to disperse them.
Hundreds of thousands of people went out to the streets of Barcelona using their rights to Strike and Demonstrate after the labour law has changed. People demonstrated peacefully, in a colourful afternoon full of songs and creativity. Furious crowds were running after some infiltrators have been discovered while others started confronting the defiant and violent Mosso's d'esquadra who did not doubt in using rubber bullets and tear gas, sometimes in order to control the angry demonstrators, sometimes in order to provocate them. Many rubbish containers have been set on fire by demonstrators.