A driver hit three activists who were blocking a street in Barcelona on International Women’s Day

A driver rammed this wednesday to three feminist activists who were cutting the Diagonal avenue of Barcelona on the occasion of the celebration of International Women’s Day when trying to overcome the blockade in the street, at which point the protesters got on top of the car and the woman did not brake for a few meters.

According to sources from the Mossos d’Esquadra and the Barcelona City Council, one of the protesters suffered minor bruises.

The events, according to the aforementioned sources, occurred around eight in the morning on Avenida Diagonal, at the height of Albert Bastardas street, when Dozens of people cut the road on the occasion of 8M.

A driver who was circulating on Avenida Diagonal tried to cross the cutting line of the Diagonalmoment in which two activists climbed on the hood of the car to try to slow down the march and enforce the cut, while a third has hung from the side of it.

The woman, far from stopping, continued the march with the protesters on top of the vehicle for several meters.

The action of this driver has caused the indignation of other protesters, who hit the car while they have rebuked the woman.

The Mossos d’Esquadra reported that the agents present at the scene They have identified the driver, and will carry out the corresponding police reportwhich will be transferred to the court to make the pertinent decisions.

Since the early hours of this Wednesday morning, various protesters have blocked Diagonal and Meridiana avenues, the two main entry routes into Barcelona, ​​which has caused large delays at the entrances to the Catalan capital.

In Spain, more than a million people are expected to take to the streets in massive nighttime demonstrations in Madrid and Barcelona, ​​among other cities. Large mobilizations are also expected in many other cities around the world, while some nations will hold only minority events.

As in other years, a massive mobilization is expected in the main cities of the country (Reuters/file) (SUSANA VERA/)

criticism of the government

Several women protested this Wednesday against the Minister of Equality during an institutional act for International Women’s Day, at the Pavón Theater in Madrid.

Patricia, one of the young women who confronted Irene Montero, expressed: “We do this because they don’t listen to us, there is no public debate.”

“They offer us a microphone in one of his acts but it took two minutes,” added the young woman, who has already participated in another ‘escrache’ against Montero and who says she feels “guilty” for “having voted for the coalition government.”

(With information from EFE and Europa Press)

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