Grim Police brutality against teenager who broke the Barcelona curfew

Grim Police brutality against teenager who broke the Barcelona curfew

The Mossos d’Esquadra, a Catalonia centric Police force know for its aggressive, racist and anti-Spanish behaviour used excessive force on Saturday night to arrest a teenager.

A group of twelve teenagers who were loitering around in Barcelona’s Raval district at 12:30 pm were stopped by a group of Mossos agents. The group broke two orders of the region’s lockdown measures; out after curfew and double the allowed number of people gathering together.

However, the unnecessarily excessive use of force used by one Police officer to arrest a teenager caught on video by a brave citizen, has raised attention and an investigation into the incident started on Monday.

Mainstream Media outlets remain quiet on this matter as it had been the case during the harsh lockdown in Spring, where many cases of Police Brutality was recorded and shared on Social Media, a fact that is disheartening.

The far-left coalition of the PSOE and Podemos, lead by Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez was opposed to the so called “gag-law” that wouldn’t allow citizens to film Police Officers, but backtracked from the intended reform.

Over the years, Media outlets have gained a level of trust and accountability. Unfortunately, we have seen time after time that this image has been abused and they have become partisan outlets for political and strategical gains. I believe that the first job of a journalist is to deliver the news impartially and outlets have to distinguish between news broadcasting and opinion delivery.

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