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Spain: Violence breaks out at Madrid rally against COVID restrictions02:31

Spain: Violence breaks out at Madrid rally against COVID restrictions

Spain, Madrid
September 24, 2020 at 22:29 GMT +00:00 · Published

Violence broke out at a protest against COVID restrictions outside the Madrid Assembly on Thursday.

Footage shows protesters holding a sit-in outside the Angela Uriarte Health Centre before they marched to the city government headquarters to demand the resignation of the president of the Community of Madrid Isabel Diaz Ayuso.

Several activists were arrested after confrontations with police officers outside the complex.

On September 18, the Community of Madrid announced a series of travel restrictions in 37 areas of the region that had seen an increase in the numbers of COVID-19 infections.

Spain: Violence breaks out at Madrid rally against COVID restrictions02:31
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Violence broke out at a protest against COVID restrictions outside the Madrid Assembly on Thursday.

Footage shows protesters holding a sit-in outside the Angela Uriarte Health Centre before they marched to the city government headquarters to demand the resignation of the president of the Community of Madrid Isabel Diaz Ayuso.

Several activists were arrested after confrontations with police officers outside the complex.

On September 18, the Community of Madrid announced a series of travel restrictions in 37 areas of the region that had seen an increase in the numbers of COVID-19 infections.

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