While campaigning ahead of elections, Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy was rocked with a right cross when a “selfie-seeking teen” approached and went full Balboa on the side of his face, breaking his glasses, before Rajoy’s security detail wrestled the assailant to the floor. As El-Pais reports, the 17-year-old told police “I’m very happy I did it,” while Rajoy later tweeted that he “was fine.”
A 17-year-old has been arrested in Pontevedra after giving a strong punch in the face to the Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, who has been left bruised and broken his glasses. The assailant, identified as Andrew VF, had quietly approached the presidential candidate for the PP government, supposedly to take a photo, selfie , with the PM, who was making one of the electoral walks with that is lavishing during this election campaign. Suddenly, the young man gave him a blow in the face to the president, who has caught totally unprepared.
A witness to the incident explained that the assailant was placed, along with others, by the President minutes before delivering the blow. “It was a while standing next to him. He was placed in front of Rajoy to take a picture. Suddenly has snorted, and with the left hand, has given a very strong punch in the face,” said the witness, he was accompanying the delegation during the ride.
The assailant has been identified as Andres de V., a resident of Pontevedra, who when arrested by the police said: “I am very happy to have done it,” police said.
Opposition candidates were quick to deplore the attack (for fear of blame?)
The opposition candidate for President of Podemos, Pablo Iglesias, has written a message to the prime minister to inquire about his condition after the attack. Pedro Sanchez, leader of the PSOE, has expressed outrage at the attack on the president: “On behalf of all socialist and myself, I transfer my solidarity and condemn the aggression.”
Citizens candidate, Albert Rivera, said that “there is no justification ever for any kind of violence.”
Unit also Popular-candidate Izquierda Unida, Alberto Garzón, has expressed its condemnation: “Today’s incident is an awful lot, has no place in a democratic and mature society.”
UPyD leader Andres Herzog, expressed his revulsion at his Twitter account. “My total condemnation of the attack by Mariano Rajoy. Nothing can justify violence,” says Herzog.
It appears it is time for a European ban on teenagers (who are suffering massive unemployment) and fists… or was this a terrorist attack?