SICKENING footage has emerged of a young woman being struck by a police baton as she stood between two men having a heated discussion in Spain.
The video was captured in Magaluf, Mallorca outside a bar popular with holidaymakers and locals.
As the two men push and shove each other, the young woman, tries to intervene but to no avail.
At this point two Guardia Civil police officers arrive on the scene and ready their batons.
One officer swings his baton striking one of the men twice.
The same officer then strikes the young woman firmly across her arm before pushing the man to the ground.
Meanwhile, the other officer charges after the other man involved in the fight, baton raised.
No apparent attempt was made by the officers to engage in a dialogue to calmly diffuse the situation.
The video footage was captured by Danielle Finlay Brookes, who works on the island.
During the footage she says: “They are disgusting. I’ve got it on video for once. They just hit that poor girl.”
Accompanying her video Ms Brookes wrote: “The video shows a British girl who must have only just been 18 be attacked by them no questions asked and before any other action was taken by the Guardia to calm her friends.”
The question I get asked the most by tourists is always "are the police corrupt" and tbh I've never had an issue with the policia local, the Guardia civil on the other hand is a whole different story. Last night would be the perfect example of this:The video shows a bitish girl who must have only just been 18 be attacked by them no questions asked and before any other action was taken by the Guardia to calm her friends. Yet later that same evening a guy who was not British assaulted 2 different girls in a bar I was in and when the Guardia arrived he was still trying to attack people in the crowd that were only trying to calm him and the Guardia reacted to this by very calmly getting out their cars and having a chat with him and no further action was taken. They then hit a British person that was only trying to calm the person kicking off.Seems to me that it's not the tourist giving magaluf a bad name, it is in fact the people that are meant to 'serve and protect' us. Why are the British being treated like this yet the muggers and prostitutes are free to roam the streets every night?!
Geplaatst door Danielle Finlay Brookes op Zaterdag 6 oktober 2018