Video of Spanish police beating up women in peaceful protest goes viral

A video of Spanish police violently beating up a group of women during a demonstration has gone viral. The women were protesting a draft bill that restricts the right to abort, only allowing the procedure in cases of rape and when there is a health risk.

The video, released by the Periodismo Humano news site, following the protest on Friday, has taken YouTube by storm, racking up over 300,000 views over the weekend. The footage shows members of the activist group ‘We decide’ talking to officers after the protest. Shouting can be heard and then officers, seemingly unprovoked, knock down a number of women and beat them with their truncheons.

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