14 wounded in Spain's anti-government protests

Protests were held against the People's Party (PP) around the country due to claims of lawlessness and lasted until midnight, as 14 were wounded and 5 were detained.

14 wounded in Spain's anti-government protests

World Bulletin/News Desk

14 people were wounded Friday during anti government protests in Spain's capital Madrid.

Protests were held against the People's Party (PP) around the country due to claims of lawlessness and lasted until midnight, as 14 were wounded and 5 were detained.

The protests in Madrid and Valencia city began after the assertions of former PP fiscal officer Luis Barcenas, known as the 'Barcenas incident', brought Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and PP's high authorities under suspicion.

Barcenas was held accountable for lawlessness.

7 of wounded were police officials, according to Spanish news agencies and police sources.

The police did not intervene in the protests, but used violence against small groups, which blocked the roads and breached off the peace.

On July 10, Spain's ruling People's Party (PP), which has been charged with corruption claims for long, was protested in front of its headquarters in Madrid.

The protests were organized via social media, following the release of bill of accounts of the party's former financial manager Luis Barcenas, who is under arrest for corruption.

PP had refused the claims, and Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy had not answered the questions about the claims, by saying "judicial process must be respected."

Main opposition Socialist Workers Party (PSOE) and United Left (IU) Party released statements requesting Rajoy to either explain the facts to the press or to leave power.

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