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Franco

Post by Montag » Sun Oct 01, 2017 9:05 pm

Alive and well?
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Re: Franco

Post by Lee Gib » Sun Oct 01, 2017 10:46 pm

The Partido Popular, the ruling party in Spain, were formed from Francos government. They never dealt with their facist past, and never really wanted to. As a result Spain have never progressed to be what we might all consider to be a mature progressive democracy. The tactics employed by the police and Guardia are quite normal.

There will be no internal investigations into the actions we have all seen carried out by the police. The only prosecutions are likely to be against those doing the filming as recording law enforcement officers is an offence in Spain. Kicking pribbling idle-headed giglet out of someone is fine if you're in uniform though..

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Re: Franco

Post by dm » Mon Oct 02, 2017 7:02 am

I'm not easily shocked these days but the indiscriminate riot police brutality against people waiting to vote was appalling.

I am very unhappy with the way much of the UK media have reported this as 'clashes' and 'riots'. It was nothing of the sort. The police were the perpetrators of aggression and violence.

The EU have to take issue with this. There are laws against state violence on its own citizens.

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Re: Franco

Post by Andy_N19 » Tue Oct 03, 2017 8:20 pm

Ahhhhh, I thought you meant...

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Re: Franco

Post by Hunter S Thompson » Wed Oct 04, 2017 10:55 am

Plenty of discussions about the rights and wrongs of calling the referendum but none of that matters when you see the level of violence used by the Spanish police. In one video a policeman chasing a crowd stops to hit a young person who is standing to the side. Having knocked her to ground he returns and hits her again. A brutal assault with no justification whatsoever.
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Re: Franco

Post by 222gers » Wed Oct 04, 2017 1:03 pm

What would George Orwell have thought of all this........

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Re: Franco

Post by dm » Wed Oct 04, 2017 5:50 pm

Eric would have paid Homage

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