20 October 2022

Ricard Llorente, facing eight and a half years of prison for protesting VOX, is put on trial and is acquitted


On 6 December 2018, VOX decided to mark the Spanish Constitution holiday in Girona’s Plaça U d’Octubre. The Mossos d’Esquadra cracked down on the protest against the event, injuring dozens, and arrested Ricard Llorente when he was trying to escape the police violence, with one of the officers knocking him to the ground. The Prosecutor’s Office accuses Ricard of the crimes of attacking authority and public disturbance, with aggravating factors in both cases, and calls for eight and a half years in prison, which it will reduce to six years in its closing arguments. The Provincial Court of Girona acquits him.

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