Peaceful protestors were surrounded in Plaza de Cataluña, in Barcelona, by intervention police officers in the early hours of today under the pretext of cleaning the square due to the Champions League soccer match celebration and have destroyed the camp where hundreds of people were staying in a non violent protest against corruption, unemployment, austerity measures and bank bailouts.
At 1pm, police vans were able to enter in the square and as thousands of people were gathered to prevent the expulsion, Police forces have brutally assaulted people and at this time there are around 70 injured.
The Party of the European Left expresses total indignation over the police extreme violent behavior and is in absolute opposition of the expulsion of the peaceful protestors and the destruction of the camp.
We reaffirm our support and solidarity to all campsites and people who is demonstrating in Spain and Europe. The struggle of the 15th of May movement must continue and cannot be impeded by any public force. The responsible of the Police authorities should be condemned by such an anti-democratic, unlawful and violent conduct.