#AceHealthReport – Feb.18: Another six people were detained in Logrono and seven police officers were injured in clashes:
‘Police have arrested some 50 people and detained them overnight during “Anti-Quarantine Riots” across the country’
Dozens of protesters across Spain were arrested Wednesday as clashes with police turned violent amid a reckoning over the future of free speech in the country. Meanwhile, Facebook is blocking news content for users in Australia as the country tries to get the tech giant to pay publishers. CBS News foreign correspondent Ian Lee joined “CBSN AM” with the latest.
In Madrid, protesters were trying to block one of the central streets, setting waste containers on fire and building barricades. According to municipal authorities, 30 people were detained in the capital and three police officers were injured.
Anti-quarantine protests also took place in several cities of Basque Country, including Bilbao, San-Sebastian and Victoria where seven people were detained. At least five protesters were detained in Santander.
Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez called the actions of radicals “unacceptable” calling on the country’s residents to show responsibility and unity in the fight against the pandemic.
A high alert regime has been in effect in Spain over surge in COVID-19 contagion, which prescribes night curfews. Restrictions on movement have been introduced in various autonomous communities and municipalities. On Thursday, the Spanish parliament approved the extension of the high alert for six months until May.
#AceHealthDesk report ……..Published: Feb.18: 2021:
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