The National Police of Spain is receiving thousands of compliments from Poland in the last hours, with the diffusion on Facebook of a video recorded last year in Santiago de Compostela.
Riots happened in Santiago de Compostela in May 2017
The video was published yesterday by Polish website Gazeta Zaborcza, which has more than 43,000 followers, and in this time it has become viral among Polish netizens. The images show several agents of the National Police Corps equipped with riot gear, facing a manifestation of the far-left, specifically of the squatter movement.
The video was originally published by the YouTube separatist channel Galizacontrainfo on May 30, 2017. Those riots broke out in Santiago de Compostela after a court ordered the eviction of a house illegally occupied by left-wing extremists in the historic center of the city. During the incidents, the squatters insulted, spat on and assaulted police officers with stones and bottles, burned trash containers and lifted sewer lids. Eight officers were injured. In response, the agents acted firmly against the violent ones. The city council of Santiago, in the hands of the leftist Compostela Aberta coalition, blamed the police for the violent acts provoked by the squatters, and simply requested a “reflection” from the rioters.
The softness of the Polish Police before the provocateurs
The diffusion of this video is related to the incidents that occurred in a leftist demonstration last Friday in Warsaw in front of the Sejm, the lower chamber of the Polish Parliament. The protesters began to provoke the Polish Police and the agensts acted accordingly. A fairly smooth performance, by the way.
The Polish opposition has protested what it considers a case of police brutality. Something that seems to me of laughter. One of the reasons that have generated more complaints is that a protester posted photos in which he appeared to be seriously wounded, but the next day he was again fully unharmed. A miraculous healing.
The most voted comment asks Spain to send police officers to Poland
The video of the Spanish Police in Santiago was released in September in the United States, receiving praise from many Americans. “This is how the riot police should always act,” the most voted comment affirmed. A Russian netizen marveled that ten policemen were enough to put to flight a hundred protesters. The video published yesterday by the aforementioned Polish page is generating very similar comments. Without going any further, the text of the video says in Polish: “The Spanish police vs Antifa – This is how the street garbage is cleaned in the west“. The most valued comment indicates that Poland has sent firefighters to Sweden to fight the forest fires that affect the Nordic country, and asks if Spain could be asked to send police officers to Poland. Another says that the Polish policemen next to the Spaniards are angels (from Spain I tell him that our policemen are also: guardian angels). A young Polish man is fascinated by the work of the Spanish police: “It’s just beautiful.” “Why is not the police working like that in Poland?” Asks another. A user has been so happy watching the video that says: “Please, more!” Several netizens are more succinct in their comments: “Bravo!”. At the moment, the video already has more than 52,000 views.
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