16 Dec, 2015 @ 20:51
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VIDEO: Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy attacked by youth

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A YOUNG man has attacked the Spanish Prime Minister while he was out campaigning for his PP party in Pontevedra.

He was punched in the face, knocking him backwards and breaking his glasses.

The attacker, who has since been arrested, is believed to have had political motives.

Reports claim he shouted ‘we must change this government’ during his arrest.

After punching Rajoy, he also hit one of the security staff before being restrained.

PP Minister Ana Pastor has tried to downplay the incident and persuaded the Prime Minister to continue his walk down the street without his glasses.

However, footage appears to show him looking visibly shaken.

He will now head to La Coruna for another rally ahead of December 20’s general election.

Tom Powell

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