Keeping the streets clean for ‘democracy’

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Keeping the streets clean for ‘democracy’

Hugh Green on events in Barcelona’s Plaza de Catalunya…..

Today the Spanish state has decided to bare its teeth on behalf of the ruling class. It is all very well for these young people to be out protesting in favour of democracy whenever it has precisely no public impact, but whenever chambers of commerce and the tourism industry tell the ruling political parties that they’re making the place look untidy on account of their mere presence, the state authorities have no compunction in acting with gross brutality and impunity.

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