About 300 people faced the police at dawn on Saturday in the town of Alsasua, near Pamplona, in the Spanish province of Navarra. And all because the authorities tried, like what happened the night before, to end a gathering of people on the street, the so-called bottle – youth meetings for drinking on the public road.
The incidents occurred around 1.00 am when, in an attempt to comply with the security rules in force because of the pandemic, the agents of the Foral Police and Civil Guard were hit with various objects thrown by these 300 people, while still having some containers from the garbage being set on fire. A Civil Guard vehicle was even damaged.
During the day of Saturday, and given the information about the possible realization of a new gathering, even of larger dimensions, the authorities started a joint operation of the Municipal Police of Alsasua, the Foral Police and the Civil Guard, which resulted in the seizure of a generator, high-powered loudspeakers, a tent and an indeterminable amount of drinks for consumption.
According to the agents, the people who were at the scene managed to escape and the seized material was kept in the premises of the Alsasua Civil Guard post.
This Sunday, the Civil Guard reported that, around 1.00 am, the Alsasua Municipal Police asked for help because it was being targeted by bottles and other objects by another group of 70 people.
With the arrival of reinforcements of vehicles from the Provincial Police and Civil Guard, about 300 people appeared, many of them without a mask, in a square, where they also started throwing objects at the authorities. The rioters even threw tables and containers from terraces.
Even so, the agents managed to evacuate the square in a few minutes and, after the incidents, security perimeters were established in the area throughout the night.