Thursday the 9th of February, 3 anarchist comrades were arrested in
Barcelona, Spain. The arrests started at 8 in the morning when one of our
comrades was coming out of work, he was arrested by balaclava wearing
Mossos d’esquadra (a police force belonging to the local government of
Catalonia). Later on as another comrade was leaving his home in the center
of the city he was also arrested. Later in the afternoon the third to be
arrested was released without charges. For the moment the other two are
being charged with arson and public disorder. Apparently the charges are
related to attacks on the company CIRE , a public enterprise who’s
business it is to make a profit from prison labor in the Catalonian prison
system, and a sabotage on a Banc Sabadell, a local bank that has been
prosecuting a activist for breaking windows in a demonstration.
On Saturday the 11th our comrades finally had a bail hearing ,where they
were told that they would have to wait for trial in prison. This
decision will be appealed. As our comrades were leaving the court to be
transferred to prison the police attacked the demonstration of about 50 of
their supporters outside.In the scuffle that followed one of the
demonstrators was beaten to point of requiring stitches on his face. The
police also dissolved the demonstration on Sunday in front of the prison
where our comrades are being held.
In Barcelona there was also a demonstration with about 150 people that
took place in the center of the city the
day of the arrests.
These arrests are part of a continuing attack on the anarchist movement in
Barcelona, it’s the same repression that has imprisoned since September
2003 four other anarchist comrades without trial. Also, Barcelona is
becoming a truly fascist city with a progressive costume. Next poster will
also be talking about what’s going on in this city (and not only to
anarchists, but in general)
International solidarity is needed now more that ever. Please publish this
info on other sites, forward this message, spraypaint it, whatever.
As soon as we get the addresses and solidarity bank account number we will.
More information (in spanish)