EL MUNDO (they have a video of the aggression):
About 40 youngs with placards and independentists flags shaked hard and threw plastic bottles full of water and “some fire-works” against PP (center-right) politicians, Ángel Acebes and Josep Piqué when they were arriving at a political meeting of the pre-electoral period in Martorell (Barcelona). Acebes y Piqué,and around 150 people, were at the Cultural Center of Martorell, and waited for police reinforcements for about 1 hour, when the event finished. The independentists, radical and violent, had eggs and stones, and “it was dangerous to exit the building”.
[…]The group, which stayed out there during all the meeting, was holding placards with the words in Catalan “Martorell, village of workers, we do not want fascists or speculators” and “In Montserrat, we do not want fascists”. according to PP sources.
This is another video of the aggression:
Xabier García Albiol, the Organization’s Secretary of the Catalan branch of PP defended both politicians. We have to thank him for his courage, because he has been previously menaced by these radicals: a house-made bomb exploded in his parents’ house on September, 29th, 2005. As he intended to defend himself from the agression and hit a demonstrator, now Socialists are asking for his demission. An Pique’s bodyguard has a broken rib caused by a stone.
Catalan Socialist party has expelled one of their millitants, Jordi López Forn, because he was one of the culprits of the aggression. He recognized that some Socialists were there, that they yelled and insulted both politicians, but he has assured that they did not organized the event.
Catalan Parliament has also condemned the aggression. But Durán i Lleida (Unió, nationalist right) said Piqué only felt like complaining, but that he condemned the acts. He added that people who act like this are only benefiting PP and because of that they are “fools”.
Interior Ministry has suspended a European Union meeting which should have been held in Barcelona, because of the menaces from anti-globalization activists.