9 Arrested During Continued Repression of Spanish Anarchists

Photo: @Ana_Resya

Photo: @Ana_Resya

In their third major raid this year, the Catalan police force Mossos d’Esquadra arrested at least nine people early this morning in Barcelona during what seems to be a new phase of the “Pandora” and “Piñata” initiatives, which have involved police violently repressing and arresting Spanish anarchists for the past few years.


Police are alleging that these 9 people are from the so called GAC, or “Coordinated Anarchist Group,” and were involved with some sort of incendiary attacks in 2012 and 2013. Many prisoners from past raids have been released, but almost all of them have pending charges.

In at least 3 cities, solidarity rallies erupted shortly after today’s raids took place.

In December, 2014, Mossos d’Esquadra began Operation Pandora to criminalize anarchist social movements and spaces. Absurd police responses have accompanied each raid on these peaceful social centers. At the end of March, 38 people were arrested during Operation Piñata which attacked anarchists at their social centers and squats.

Follow the situation and express your solidarity on social media using the hashtags #JoTambESocAnarquista and #YoTambienSoyAnarquista, and follow @newsrevo on Twitter to stay updated.

Past coverage of this wave of repression by Revolution News:

Spain: At Least 28 Arrested in Police Raids on Social Centers

Spain: At Least 15 Arrested in Raids; Accused of Being in “Anarchist Terror Organization”


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