MADRID (Sputnik) – Several individuals have been injured or detained on Wednesday as left-wing activists clashed with cops throughout an indication held by the right-wing VOX get together in Madrid’s Vallecas district, a Sputnik correspondent reported from the scene.
The right-wing get together staged an indication on Wednesday in Vallecas, a neighborhood identified for its help for left-wing events, to kick off its marketing campaign forward of early regional elections in the autonomous neighborhood of Madrid scheduled for May 4. The rally was perceived by native residents as a provocation and prompted them to carry their very own protest.
After the VOX get together’s demonstration began, activists from the left threw stones and bottles at a police cordon arrange alongside the place internet hosting the right-wing rally. Police responded by deploying batons.
During the earlier 2019 election, solely 5 % of Vallecas residents voted for the VOX get together, whereas representatives of left-wing events gained 77 % of the vote.