CNT (National Workers' Confederation) union members last night gathered to discuss whether or not to press legal action against the National Police, with whom some 50 of the union's members clashed in the centre of Palma during Tuesday's May Day march. The union was claiming yesterday that the police's response to the 50 who charged on an old court house in Palma was “totally over the top and unnecessary.” The secretary of the CNT, Víctor Cornell, said “it's sad” when a May Day party “ends like it ended” this week, claiming that the police were at fault for the pitched battle and for “charging on the protesters for no reason”. He admitted that the throwing of bricks and other missiles by the protesters “was bad” but Cornell added “that happened after (the police charge) all that was thrown before were a few tomatoes and awater bomb”, he claimed. With regards to the nine people arrested, Cornell claimed that the police did everything possible to slow the judicial process down in order to hold the nine for as long as possible. He said ahead of last night's meeting, that the police's behaviour and legal action will be discussed at length.


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