VIDEO footage has emerged from Barcelona of violent scuffles between Mossos d’Esquadra police officers and dozens of Firefighters gathered outside the Catalan Parliament to protest working conditions.
The peaceful industrial action seeking improved working conditions for doctors and firefighters had entered its third day.
Protests outside the Catalan Parliament, featured doctors and firefighters dressed in the rain jackets and full forest firefighting headgear.
However, as seen in the video footage, chaos broke out after a firefighter was arrested, handcuffed and dragged inside the parliamentary building by police after allegedly striking a Mossos officer.
The chamber was immediately cordoned off by Mossos officers as they attempted to identify the alleged aggressor behind closed doors.
A group of firefighters are seen charging the police cordon in the footage, taken from outside the Catalan parliamentary chamber, Spanish media report this was an attempt to free the detained firefighter from police custody.
Scenes of charging firefighters met by Mossos officers striking back with police batons have been recorded, before the police officers retreated into the parliamentary chamber.
The firefighters have since withdrawn from the front of the Catalan Parliament after Mossos d’Esquadra officers released the alleged aggressor from the chamber.
Así está ahora mismo el Parlament: médicos y bomberos lo asedian en el tercer día de huelga y los Mossos han tenido que realizar una pequeña carga en las mismas puertas. ¿A quien echará la culpa la Generalitat?
— Naranjito 🍊 (@yosoynaranjito_) November 28, 2018