« Fierce clashes erupted between demonstrators and police officers in Barcelona on Wednesday after housing activists threw coloured powder at businessmen outside a real estate convention known as ‘The District’.
Footage shows attendees of the convention covered in fluorescent powder as police in full anti-riot gear pushed demonstrators back, using force to make arrests outside the Fira Barcelona Gran Via venue.
In 2022, hundreds of activists also staged a similar protest against the event, denouncing housing shortages, forced evictions, and the cost of living crisis.
According to local media reports, around 10,000 international executives will take part in ‘The District’, a three-day event, which is expected to have an economic impact of 21 million euros. »