INCENSED policemen ran over an art student’s creation which condemned the double sexual standards of the Catholic Church.
Officers swooped at an exhibition in Malaga and destroyed the billboard-sized effort showing a priest and naked boy, alongside the slogan ‘Don’t Use Condom.’
Samuel García Sánchez, who studies at Malaga University, was displaying his controversial work outside the main entrance to Malaga Cathedral.
“It’s the same as leaving your car parked on double-yellow lines and, instead of calling out a tow truck, ordering a steam roller.”
But, within minutes, police arrived and began to tear down his piece.
“It’s as if we are living in fear of the Inquisition once more,” explained Sanchez.
“The officers threw it onto the floor and ran it over with their patrol car.
“Afterwards they called the dustbin men who threw it into the rubbish truck.”
Sanchez explained that the officers didn’t even give him the chance to take his painting home.
He added: “It’s the same as leaving your car parked on double-yellow lines and, instead of calling out a tow truck, ordering a steam roller.”
The Socialist opposition spokesperson said: “This was an attack against the freedom of expression.”
The budding artist was displaying his work at a culture exhibition called the Noche en Blanco.
It was attended by hundreds of local artists in the Plaza de la Merced.
And Sanchez’s contentious artwork depicted a priest subtly lifting up his cassock, while standing behind a child.
It remains unclear who initially reported the painting to the police.