In the footage, mental barriers are picked up and thrown towards armed police in the streets of Catalonia. The group of police then march forward in a bid to get the protesters to disburse.

During the protest, a person appeared to be run over by Spanish police.

The protest was regarding the poor management of the coronavirus pandemic by the Government.

Spain is amongst the worst-affected European countries by the COVID-19 crisis.  

Spanish Judiciary Council &  ex-member of the Catalan Parliament  Alfons López Tena tweeted: “A mix of far-left, far-right, and negationists, attack the Catalan police in protest against COVID restrictions ordered by Catalonia’s government.”  

Hundreds of protesters gathered in a large group as smoke bombs were thrown towards the police.

In the footage, the police can be seen holding shields and batons.

According to reports shouts of “freedom, freedom” were heard. 

A banner that read “No more lies” was also seen at the protest.

At the time of writing, Spain has the sixth-highest number of COVID-19 cases in the world.

The country has more than 1.2 million cases in total.

The death toll in Spain is currently higher than 35,000 people. 

239 people died as a result of coronavirus in the last 24 hours in Spain.

Worldwide there have been more than 45,000,000 COVID-19 cases.

The death toll has reached more than 1,200,000 at the time of writing.

More than 33,000,000 people have recovered from the coronavirus across the globe.

The United States has the highest amount of COVID-19 cases in the world with more than 9,000,000 confirmed cases.

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