Vigilante ‘Posse’ Battles to Evict Group of Migrants they say Responsible for Robberies and Attacks on the Elderly in Barcelona Spain

A group of neighbours in Spain got together to physically and verbally confront a flat of young migrants in hopes of expelling them from the apartment and out of town.

THIS incident quickly became tense when more than a dozen neighbours in Premia de Mar, Barcelona, went to a flat full of young migrants and physically tried to get them out.

The Mossos d’Esquadra were alerted of a fight in the Avenida Luis Companys which involved stone-throwing and tried to intervene.

The Mossos confirmed that the group of neighbours had managed to enter the flat and cause significant damage, however, the police presence did little to intimidate the neighbours who were rallied up.

All this commotion led to various clashes between the group of assailants and the police, as five officers were left injured.

This chaotic confrontation calmed down at around 1.30am.

The Mossos helped move the three young occupants from the assaulted flat to another location, although no arrests were made, the police have opened an investigation in order to identify the attackers.

According to local sources, this group of neighbours considered themselves to be a sort of vigilante watch group in the area. Their intention was to hold the migrants accountable for the increase of robberies and assaults on the elderly in the area.

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Laura Kemp

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