Youth Demand the Handing Over of a Priest "to be Burnt" at Catholic School in Merida

Country: Spain

Date of incident: December 17, 2012

During the morning of the 17th of December ten youths between the ages of 15 and 17 entered the Salesian School ‘Maria Auxiliadora’ in the outskirts of Merida, Spain. After assaulting the groundskeeper who had tried to stop their entrance, they made their way to the classrooms demanding the priests be handed over to be burnt and accusing the teachers of fascism.

One of the teachers who tried to stop their access to her classroom was injured as they pushed her out of the way. Once the youth had gained access to the classrooms they proceeded to hose down the students with water. The police arrived shortly after receiving the director’s call and managed to calm them down. Source: