Caught On Tape: Spanish Civil Guard And Catalan Police Fight At Polling Station

Tyler Durden's picture

After reluctantly complying with orders to shut down polling places, it appears the local Catalonian police have had enough of the Spanish Civil Guard's brutality. To wit, videos have surfaced showing members of the local police - known as the Mossos - clashing with Civil Guard officers as they try to stop federal police from storming polling stations and attacking peaceful voters.

Public support for the Mossos has remained high despite the crackdown following the terror attack in late August, and video that emerged earlier showed crowds clapping for Mossos officers as they entered a polling station. One video published by the Spain Report shows Civil Guard riot officers physically pushing Mossos officers as they move to enter a polling station in the town. The Mossos officers resist and push back and an angry confrontation ensues for several seconds.

Earlier, Catalan firemen were caught in tape being beaten by Civil Guard officers armed with clubs as the Catalonians tried to protect civilians attempting to vote.

Another video, published by Civil Guard trade union AUGC, showed Mossos officers facing off with Civil Guard riot squad officers, though it didn't specify where the confrontation took place.

As the Spain Report pointed out, the National Police and Civil Guard had managed to close 92 polling stations in Catalonia by 5 pm. The Catalan government had announced on Friday that there would be 2,315 polling station in total, which means state-level policing actions on Sunday only managed to close 4% of the total, across the region.

The physical clashes followed reports of criminal charges being filed by national police trade unions against their Catalonian counterparts. Five National Police trade unions announced they would take legal action, via criminal complaints, against the Catalan Police (Mossos) and Mossos chief Josep Lluis Trapero for what they believe is a dereliction of duty and for preventing National Police officers from carrying out orders in Catalonia.

"Impunity cannot be allowed in a police force, like the Mossos, which held all of our respect", said the statement:

 

"A large number of regional police officers are professional and honourable. But today's actions open an intense debate about the public security model in our country."

National Police trade unions condemned Catalan Police chiefs' commitment to "separatists' political sectarianism".

"There are no half-truths here: either you are with the law or committing a crime."

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TahoeBilly2012's picture

Switzerland could kick Spain's ass, gimme a break. 

Gaius Frakkin' Baltar's picture

This is what 'liberal democracy' passes for in current year.

What a joke.

You might as well have a dictatorship. That way you at least have some security against invading hordes.

giovanni_f's picture

after entering the 4th turning, pedal to the metal.

Cognitive Dissonance's picture

After 10 years of central bank printing while turning the screws on the middle class, we are witnessing desperate governments in action. Stay tuned for much more everywhere. Imagine what happens when public pensions begin to fail in mass.

DownWithYogaPants's picture

Dear Tahoe Billy

You act as though Switzerland would not be one of the meanest baddest mf'ers around when it comes to war.

Dude I am of Swiss ancestry.  You really don't want to fuck with people who actually think it through before they do something.

.......that's the worst enemy of all.  You'll end up with a broom pole permanently sticky out of your ass.  We have a good sense of

humor and some compassion so the broom part will be hanging downwards so you'll be able to sweet floors for living.

tmosley's picture

The law is not whatever the state says, no more than religion is whatever the state says. 

Time to separate law and state.

Winston Churchill's picture

Stupid or insane, and maybe both.

Everytime you open that mouth, you remove all doubt.

BaBaBouy's picture

Ra Joyz Riot Squads. . . Makin' Crackin Heads Great Again ...

847328_3527's picture

Too bad these police don't push the African invaders back this hard.

 

Sickening to see this. A good friend lives in Barcelona. He said it's very scary right now for everyone esp those who remember the Franco dictatorship after the Spanish Civil War.

TeethVillage88s's picture

But, But, Barcelona is an Expat Heaven like living in the Gold Coast of Spain!

- Maybe if you are a conservative in Catalonia, just avoid public Protests, Activism, and go spend your money as normal... Like G.W. Bush said after 911

The Alarmist's picture

Gee, if I was a human rights lawyer, I'd take the case:

The people seek to petition their central government (Article 10 ECHR), which is freedom of expression that may in limited cases be abridged by the state, but I would love to see Madrid justify using riot police on persons seeking only to vote. Of course they will say it is to maintain public order.

I guess the Article 3 prohibition on torture doesn't apply to police beatdowns, and the Article 2 prohibition on the state taking lives doesn't apply to people committing the crime of petitioning their government, which is an act of public disorder.

Gee now that I think of it, the ECHR, like the legally distinct EU, is little more than a veneer of respectability to otherwise anti-democratic institutions.

Mango327's picture

Well apparently the Spanish government thinks that they own the concept of law and legitimacy itself. Quite adorable.

VIVA CATALONIA! - #LegalizeFreedom #StateOfJefferson
https://youtu.be/EyEkp0oeyfw

cheech_wizard's picture

Although they did do a good job cracking Antifa heads not to long ago... Do your own YouTube search. It's Sunday.

I'll leave you with this meme... https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DLAf3P_XkAAK3r-.jpg

 

thinkmoretalkless's picture

It always comes down to "Might makes Right"...you want change, better prepare.

Innominate's picture

He is right though. English common law arose without the state. It is the best way. A government will create laws for its own benefit and people IN government are usually evil child-molesting corrupt expenses-fiddling bribe-taking bags of scum. You want those kinds of people to tell you what is right and what is wrong?

Common Law starts with the assumption that people have ALL the rights. The courts then deal with conflicts between people and through precedent a body of law emerges.

Government needs to be out of law, religion and money.

BaBaBouy's picture

Next Up... Pan EU Squads ?

strannick's picture

Can wait to see the next Barca v. Real Madrid game. Short Ronaldo jersies

BarkingCat's picture

So in reality you are either German or French or Italian

ebear's picture

"You really don't want to fuck with people who actually think it through before they do something."

Like replying to the wrong poster by replying to the wrong poster?

You really thought that one through, didn't you chocolate boy?

TahoeBilly2012's picture

Yea, lived and worked in Swiss, married in Austria. Swiss have had their clocks cleaned by the Zionist bankster cartel in USSA, rolling over their centuries old banking privacy laws. Can't have a New World Order without handing all your Countries data the USSA. 

Then they voted down increasing Gov gold holdings. Basically swiss has become another libtard Euro nightmare. At least the men can still pack heat at home.

slvrizgold's picture

When are people gonna finally admit Uncle A was the good guy?

pynky01's picture

I remember something about 'neutrality' in the fight of good vs evil... that's cheap ... that's tough... go away... in how many years of democracy all the Swiss got is a decent cuckoo clock ...go away and pull up your panties... no one wants your eroded ass...

Scuba Steve's picture

Hmm, when I think of a Swiss male army, you are right it'd probably be about something going up an ass or 2.

Certainly in the barracks.

JohnGaltUk's picture

When folks start losing their pensions, their homes, cars and jobs, that I have to see.

Private pensions were modelled on an interest rate of 6 to 8% and since CB's suppression of interest rates these pension funds have not seen yields like that for over a decade and they are all taking on water, even government schemes.

It is also compulsory for pension funds to hold a certain % in soveriegn bonds which are going to fail like most of them did in 1932. We are heading for disaster and all us folks that were laughing at the preppers five years ago, things are not so funny now, yea.

Lets hope we end up with something better on the other side of this event! When Rome fell it delivered us into feudalism and we had the dark ages until the enlightenment.

A quote from Gerald Celente, when folks are losing and they have nothing else to lose, they lose it. He also talks about the three g's, gold, guns and a getaway plan.

TheLastTrump's picture

"When Rome fell it delivered us into feudalism and we had the dark ages until the enlightenment."

 

When Rome fell it was into the Low Middle Ages in which everything stopped & became barbaric; feudalism came along and improved and stabilized the situation enough that it ushered in the High Middle Ages, then the Enlightenment. IIRC.

cheech_wizard's picture

and then IQ's began to lower, man became unable to think for himself, and we slipped into the new "technological" dark age.

I never would have believed 1984 and Idiocracy could walk hand-in-hand.

 

slvrizgold's picture

Gerald Celente is a little midget dago fear porn merchant.  I'd respect him if he would call them nation-wrecking Talmudists, but he calls them "the white shoe boys."   Whatever the fuck that means.   He's right though.   Need gold, guns, and a getaway plan.

rosiescenario's picture

CD...the pension problem is due to the fact that they are not printing nearly enough money. Same applies the the Fed debt.....make the $ worthless and the liabilities are removed from both.

dogsandhoney2's picture

extended response to real estate mortgage fraud.
woof!

Let it Go's picture

The reason so much of this is not being reported on MSM may be to keep people calm and passive.

El Oregonian's picture

Spanish Gov't: You have the right to vote any way you would like.

Catalan people: But there is only ONE choice that we can vote for! That is even if we can get to the polling place!

Spanish Gov't: Ahhh, this is freedom to choose, or to not... Your choice... perfecto, no?

SDShack's picture

Welcome to the Hotel Catalonia...

Diatom's picture

And the civil war is on...

Someone here said that Catalonia has loose gun laws. A market has expanded

exponentially in one day...

Village-idiot's picture

The people rioting in the streets are the police!

Many of those pillaging the polling stations were wearing green vests but they can be identified.

 

TeethVillage88s's picture

Seldom is the world what it seems. Seldom Black and White.

Franco Trained by Catholic Priest, then into the Navy was aided by Fascist. (36 year Rule over Spain)

"The general and dictator Francisco Franco (1892-1975) ruled over Spain from 1939 until his death. He rose to power during the bloody Spanish Civil War when, with the help of Nazi Germany and Fascist Italy, his Nationalist forces overthrew the democratically elected Second Republic. Adopting the title of “El Caudillo” (The Leader), Franco persecuted political opponents, repressed the culture and language of Spain’s Basque and Catalan regions, censured the media and otherwise exerted absolute control over the country. Some of these restrictions gradually eased as Franco got older, and upon his death the country transitioned to democracy."

- Perhaps Spain has been tolerant, but Unitary parliamentary constitutional monarchy... Spain has been much less willing to distance itself from fasicm, National Socialism, that Europe... Only the USA of the Western Powers supported Franco

EddieLomax's picture

In future maybe we could squint and pretend Muslims raping and murdering are actually white Christian Catalonians, they'd be beaten to a pulp in no time!

Al Gophilia's picture

World over, you just think you're free to be a sovereign and independent man. Hang the bankers and burn their counterfeiting business model and loan sharking centres (which fund this tyranny) to the ground. There's no other option, you know. Rise of the militias.

Juggernaut x2's picture

No, they couldn't- it's why they are perpetually neutral. 

CorporateCongress's picture

Actually they were skilled mercenaries once. After they lost the race against technology everybody agreed to a solution of neutrality for them as they had been fighting for every side.

Winston Churchill's picture

Still a lot of mercenary's coming from Switzerland,rarely advertised though.

BandGap's picture

Wow, give the video games a break.

This is both exciting and scary. This is where the shit starts. How many of us are already playing through their minds these scenarios in our home towns?

Get smy fucking blood boiling, that is for sure.

Don Diego's picture

silly me, I thought a fight meant physical contact.

Soundgardener's picture

"Gimme a break"

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Umh's picture

Being pro government is no excuse for being a thug.

Al Gophilia's picture

But that's their business. It's the basis of their structure. The whole idea of state has been usurped by counterfeiting scoundrels backed by the enforcing branch of their fascist corporation. See the latest High Impact Flux vid to see the total takeover. We're either going to fight this or we've doomed our children to corrupt monetary servitude. I mean, we're already in it, are you going to leave the fun to them?

herkomilchen's picture

There is no difference.

Soundgardener's picture

Excusing thuggery isn't a concern for thugs.

Chess MATE...ha! ;)

idontcare's picture

Did anyone see the video of the firefighters protecting the people from the thug cops?   That says volumes.