The Pain In Spain Comes Mainly In The Form Of A Police Baton

Tyler Durden's picture

A few weeks ago some rather disturbing scenes of police brutality were caught on tape following that particular day's austerity protest (now a daily occurrence). It now appears that Spain police has learned a thing or two from Greek Policemen especially when it comes to dispersing protesters. Expect these videos showing a violent smackdown of protesters on Barcelona's main Plaça Catalunya, to go viral shortly.

h/t Moritz and Thomas

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trav7777's picture

he got beaten like a silver long

FOC 1183's picture

FTW-ing post title of the month: "The Pain In Spain Comes Mainly In The Form Of A Police Baton"

Harlequin001's picture

They are not the public's keepers, really...

DeadFred's picture

Their hold is so weak right now. In your mind's eye change every fifth person on that front line into a priest or nun instead of an underdressed younster. A small change in the public will make them lose their grip.

Harlequin001's picture

Should I deduce from this that one should never go to a peaceful protest, unarmed?

SWRichmond's picture

Observe closely and learn lessons: Pain Compliance 101

  1. Strike areas known to inflict high levels of pain, such as knees, shins, etc.
  2. Do not seem reasonable; in fact, seem unforgoving and intransigent
  3. Fear is your most important weapon; in fact, it's your only one.  When you lose this edge, do what the cops in Egypt did: leave, and don't come back
  4. Note carefully the absence of the pain compliance tool of choice: the taser.  They are useless in crowds.
Dr. Richard Head's picture

Spray paint to the shielded faces of these thugs can do wonders to stop these jack boots from seeingtheir targets.  The thugs are so outnumbered it is ridiculous, but they control the area.  Holy fuck.  Paint balloons as well.  Fucking cunt hole royal guards.

SWRichmond's picture

I can't comprehend the simple but undeniable fact that the violence never seems to start until the "authorities" show up.  This is a common theme. 

Note: the types of individual protective equipment worn by the police indicate their knowledge of the weak spots and telegraph their target areas: shin guards, helmets, face protection.

Dr. Richard Head's picture

Authority is violence.  Fuck these asscunts that say authority is needed to avoid chaos.  These authorities are the reason for current chaos. 

Lieutenant Dan's picture

Trav777, I have to admit, even though everyone trashed your comment, I thought it was hilarious! and I'm a silver long.

mtomato2's picture

I trashed it, and I agree.  It was funny.  I just don't like Trav.

Bananamerican's picture

So close but it's "the pain in spain lands mainly on the brain"

Nikola Tesla's picture

Exactly, I've never started a war on my own. It takes a government to release that level of bloodshed.

I can easliy see a lot more of this in the future, especially here in the UK once the cuts actually take place. Less employment = more pissed off youth.

Now, if I can only get them to burn down the BoE during the 2 minutes of hate we could make some progress.

Dutch_Gemma's picture

It seems you have done your homework!  Well done.

Tenma13's picture

I always thought it would be useful to throw several Molotovs minus the fire so that the petrol covers a larger area, then fire it up. Would work wonders as riot police deploy in groups. cover the group with petrol then watch the motherfuckers run as someone runs up with a a lit one. That or they do the fire dance. :P

Dr. Richard Head's picture

We can dance if we want to

We can leave your friends behind

Cause your friends don't dance

And if they don't dance

Well their no friends of mine.


Brilliance by the way on the idea.  Flipping brilliance.  

legal eagle's picture

All I was thinking watching this is how these thugs should get beaten themselves.  I imagined someone slicing open open of the cops achilles heels with a knife, the only place they are vulnerable, and the beating said attacker would then endure.  If, from 9000 miles, that is my response imagine what the Spanish populous is thinking.

We live in a world filled with injustice and hatred.  We should get used to it, it is going to get worse before it gets better.

TeddyRoosevelt's picture

looked like a perfect opportuity to grab a few of the goons and take them hostage before the "civilized" west just starts sniping people in the face as in the east.

it's time get serious, or people never stop being run over.

TeddyRoosevelt's picture

spray paint.. great idea also.  but i think you need to start snagging a couple these thugs.

priests, women, and children also an interesting approach to incite the rest of the drones.. but men need to stand up and do what they can to resist.  Time is running out.

ElvisDog's picture

Problem with spray paint is you have to stand right in front of the policeman, and then stay there for several seconds while, presumably, he is beating you with something. Paint balloons are better.

Dr. Richard Head's picture

Balloons it is.  All in favor? - Graffiti Riot: Paint bombs fly at cops as students rage in London

DaveyJones's picture

The Pain in Spain lies mostly in the cranium 

Ray1968's picture

Soon to come to the USA. Land of the Free!!! Home of the Brave (jack-boot paramilitary thugs).

cossack55's picture

I prefer the updated: Land of the Fee and Home of the Slave.

Ray1968's picture

Last night I was watching Discovery or History (some relatively useless channel) and they highlighted Broward County Police. They used the SWAT team to do a raid on a guy. They went in with flash-bang grenades, semi-auto assault rifles, and full combat gear to confiscate less than a nickel-bag of pot.

Don't you think these abusers of freedom are itching for a full-scale riot?? Hell yes! They are the ones that will turn a protest into a riot and will smash your skull in with a baton with no regrets. If you have any doubts, just Google Prince George's County police and see how they act whenever University of Maryland beats Duke!!!

Harlequin001's picture

Don't you just admire a guy who's happy in his work?

tip e. canoe's picture

you know they just have been sitting around fantasizing about the day when they finally get to go out and use their shiny new toys paid for with public money.

this is why resisting the way it's always been done will never succeed.   time for a new approach.   deadfred hints on a good idea above.   and the camera is a million times mightier than the sword.

ShankyS's picture

Full internet, cell and TV shutdown in 5 4 3 ....

tip e. canoe's picture

and on that day, a million new societies will be birthed from the roots.

taxpayer102's picture


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Dr. Engali's picture

Tyler needs to install a like button. That way I don't have comment just because I think something is funny.

ibjamming's picture

Nah man...after a few brutal beatings...the protesters will come carrying their 2nd amendment rights with them.  They'll start showing up armed.  What will they do when the protesters trade their signs for a 12ga?  You think I'm kidding?  The people who actually work and pay taxes are getting fed up...eventually they WILL take matters into their own hands.  The police WILL turn too when their neighbors are standing across from them...ready to rumble.

trav7777's picture

police snipers will mercilessly gun down any "terrists" showing up armed trying to threaten freedom

Pegasus Muse's picture

"Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch. Liberty is a well-armed lamb contesting the vote." -- Benjamin Franklin

Try that crap in America and the lambs will be munching on wolf.  

Jreb's picture


No need to worry. In a few years the state willbe broke and the snipers will have to get real jobs like the rest of us. Noone works for free eh?

There is a lot of noise about these types of things coming to NA. I doubt it will get that severe here but hey - what do I know. If it does it won't be polic snipers versus the crowd but civilian snipers versus polic snipers, helicopters, armoured vehicles etc. It would be very very very ugly. Let's pray it doesn't go that far.

In the mean time in Spain the beatings will continue until moral improves.

Isn't tyranny wonderful?

trav7777's picture

not likely.  The libtard contingent of the protestors will be bleating at YOU "violence isn't the answer, hands aren't for hitting" and all of this shit and blaming you for "see what you caused?!?!  You ESCALATED things."

These are the same types of idiots who don't believe in standing up to a common street thug because having a weapon "escalates" things.  They haven't figured that it escalates into the bad guy getting his ass kicked instead of you.

Bicycle Repairman's picture

Hey Trav, how is Fukushima working out for you?  Did that zirconium cladding give way, yet?

TeddyRoosevelt's picture

i used to see things this way... now i just think... well maybe.  when you show up with a 12ga, they might be showing up armored humvees, etc.  then you just have war.

Tenma13's picture

 Then you just pretend your going to show up with a well orchestrated FB campaign and IED the SOBs.   Then have your protest. 

ElvisDog's picture

The government tactics of beating the protestors is stupid. They need to go medieval on them and put them under siege. Just surround the protest area. No food goes inside the area. Remove any access to bathrooms. Then just non-violently stand back and wait. Let the protestors protest all they want. Hunger and lack of sanitation will do their job for them.

From the protestor point of view, there is no better marketing than video of armored police thugs beating unarmed women and people sitting on the ground in a non-violent manner.

Rynak's picture

Would not work. Those are not small focussed organised protests. This stuff is now all over spain! And now protests by new "recruits" are organized every day.... how many "siege zones" are you gonna create? Do you even have enough personell for that?

They're fucked.... at this point, it is ALL about popular opinion and access to information... the only way this stuff will end, is if the protesters themselves no longer want or care to protest.

To those waiting for something like this to come to your country: Learn from this.... popular opinion, promotion, communication, organization is everything..... this type of unrest is not about achieving something material, it is all publicity and organization: Getting more people to be pissed off and showing it.

JamesYoung's picture

And NON-VIOLENCE.  Many on here tend to be reclusive anarcho-capitalist at best or in many cases former mainstream Republicans reformed after the financial crisis.  In any case most don't have much knowledge or experience in protest movements.  All of these comments recommending Rambo tactics need to realize that those tactics have been tried on many occasions and always fail in western democracies.  

The pseudo-democratic governments in the west achieve sovereignty through propaganda, not violence.  The way to destroy their sovereignty is by forcing them to reveal their true colors and resort to violence.  That violence ends up on videos like this which results in popular support and swelling in numbers of protestors.  It's pure propaganda on the part of the protestors, beating the state at their own game.  It's not that these pigs don't deserve to be met with violence, but if these protestors turn violent this movement will not succeed.

Rynak's picture

Yes and no. There WILL be mutual violence. If the movement expands and becomes popular (already the case in spain), violent confrontations will happen, no matter how much of a minority - and the state sponsored media (read: all mainstream media), will focus exclusively on those cases. So, you cannot prevent the MSM showing violent stuff anyways... what instead matters is that you can spread a lot of contradicting media.... thus achieving a double-win: Getting support AND making people stop trusting MSM media.

Oh, and.... if during such a movement you will get the chance of controlling media that has wide coverage, make it a primary objective! Get as much media control as you can get.

JamesYoung's picture

Even if there isn't mutual violence, it'll be staged and disseminated without question by the corporate-state media.  Which is why you're right, you need to spread as much contradicting media as possible to combat the onslaught in the mainstream press.

Cathartes Aura's picture

your first paragraph is the tactic used by London / UK "riot" policing, it's called "kettling". . . circle the protest & bring it to a boil.

Dr. Richard Head's picture

It's already here. G20 Pittsburgh, Republican National Convention 2008, Democratic National Convention 2008.  The list goes on and on. 

Welcome to the New World Order.