29 arrests and 332 under investigation in Spanish transport workers strike

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Since the start of the Spanish transport workers strike there have been 29 arrests and 332 placed under investigation

The police forces have had a busy time in the period since the start of the Spanish transport workers strike last Monday 14, up until 8am this morning, Saturday, March 19. During this period, the National Police and the Guardia Civil have reportedly arrested a total of 29 people, and denounced and investigated another 332 inregistered incidents.

According to the latest data updated by Fernando Grande-Marlaska‘s Ministry of the Interior, officers from both bodies have escorted 714 truck convoys to safety during this period.

A security operation involving 23,600 officers from the two forces has been deployed by the government. This is designed to guarantee the supply of essential products to the population, and also to act against possible violent pickets.

This indefinite strike in Spain was called by the Platform in Defence of the National and International Road Freight Transport Sector. It continues to protest in relation to the increase in the cost of fuel, and the precarious working conditions of carriers.

With a full working week of strike action now completed,  the conveners predict their action will go a long way in helping to seal a result regarding the long list of demands they have made from the Ministries of Transport, Mobility and Urban Agenda and Labour, as reported by 20minutos.es.

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Chris King

Originally from Wales, Chris spent years on the Costa del Sol before moving to the Algarve where he is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]

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