August 9, 2020

The Mossos and the Police prevent the CDR from approaching the Headquarters building in Barcelona

The Mossos d'Esquadra and the National Police have deployed a large device in the center of Barcelona that prevents hundreds of members of the CDR from approaching the Headquarters building, who have crossed containers on the road and threw eggs and some stone to the police line.

As Efe has been able to verify, some members of the self-appointed Committee of Defense of the Republic (CDR) have started a demonstration with the slogan "Ho tornarem a fer" shortly after 7.30 pm (We will do it again), with the objective of approaching the building of the Superior Police Headquarters.

However, the Mossos d'Esquadra have blocked every attempt by the CDR to approach Via Laietana, where the National Police guard the police building with a wide deployment.

After a tour of several downtown streets, in which the Mossos were preventing the advance of the CDRs, groups of hooded protesters have thrown eggs, some stone and blunt objects against the police line.

In addition, the CDRs have moved some containers that they found along the way, which they have left in the form of a barricade crossed in the street in front of the statue of Rafael Casanova, in the immediate vicinity of the Urquinaona square.

National Police agents have prevented the CDR from arriving at Urquinaona Square, at which time some riot troops from the Mossos d'Esquadra have dispersed the congregants running in the direction of the protesters who were standing behind the barricade and finally , have fled the place without the situation going further.

The CDRs are still scattered in the adjacent streets trying, for now unsuccessfully to approach Headquarters, and followed from the air by a police helicopter.

. (tagsToTranslate) Mossos (t) Police (t) CDR (t) Headquarters (t) Barcelona

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