Spanish Farmers Confuse Police

Oct 13, 2017

Farmers in Catalonia were able to fool police and stop them from shutting down independence protests. Protestors were striking because of the “police brutality carried out by Spanish police officers during the vote.” Hundreds of people were injured during the voting as police tried to close polling stations. Just days after the vote, farmers put out word that they planned to “close off the border with France using their tractors.” Spanish police arrived by the hundreds to prevent the farmers from carrying out their plan. However, the farmers did not show up. Instead they “closed off the motorway and all roads heading back into the Catalonia — leaving the police officers trapped.” Police were unable to “intervene during the peak of the general strike.” The initial plan was to close down the railway. But as events unfolded, the farmers chose to close the roads.