WATCH: Sevilla Police Clear Large Street Party


AN OFFICER was wounded on Christmas night as police cleared two large street parties in breach of Covid restrictions in Sevilla.

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According to Emergencias Sevilla, 15 teams of Policia Local and Nacional officers were deployed to the Poligono Sur area of the Andalusian capital at 8 PM on Christmas night. They found two large street parties, of 50 and 20 people respectively, taking place on the streets of the high-density residential area.

Footage released on Twitter by police shows officers encountering retaliation from some revelers, with plumes of smoke captured filling the air. Loud music can be heard as well as angry protests from locals when police attempt to shut the parties down. While clearing the 70 revelers, one officer was attacked with a bottle and suffered several bruises.

Sevilla’s police, like the rest of Spain’s forces, are currently on high alert to prevent large gatherings from taking place over the Christmas season. Authorities are concerned that street parties and large celebrations could lead to a spike in Covid cases. Recently police in Sevilla busted a stag party of 55 revelers in a well-known brothel.

Poligono Sur lies in the south of Sevilla amidst some of the city’s lowest-income neighbourhoods.

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