Metro price-hike saboteurs may face jail

Anonymous group of activists who simultaneously pulled the emergency levers in 13 trains

Three people were arrested on Thursday in connection with sabotaging the Madrid Metro subway in protest against passenger price hikes. The police have not ruled out further detentions as it is thought some 50 people took part in the action.

"Take the Metro" was carried out by an anonymous group of activists who simultaneously pulled the emergency levers in 13 trains on nine separate lines at 8.30am on Wednesday, causing short delays to 8,000 passengers. Nobody was hurt.

The three detainees, two men and a woman, face charges of public disorder and issuing threats, in addition to a private public disorder suit brought by Metro.

The regional government compared the incident to kale borroka, a broad term for acts of vandalism and civil unrest carried out by young supporters of Basque nationalism affiliated to the radical left.

The protestors face anything from a fine of between 6,000 and 30,000 euros to a jail term of up to five years if they have a previous police record.

Comentar Normas

Para poder comentar debes estar registrado en Eskup y haber iniciado sesión

Darse de alta ¿Por qué darse de alta?

Otras noticias

Últimas noticias

Ver todo el día

Violencia contra periodistas en México: de norte a sur

Las autoridades han tenido tiempo para encontrar a los informadores con vida y han fracasado

Manuel Antonio Noriega pide perdón 25 años después

En Panamá se han mantenido innecesariamente abiertas heridas que debieron haber sido selladas antes

EE UU promete intensificar los ataques contra EI en Siria

Obama advierte de que la lucha contra el extremismo es "a largo plazo" Estados Unidos acelera la entrega de material militar a Irak

EL PAÍS RECOMIENDA

Torrevieja, el hundimiento de la meca del turismo barato

Ignacio Zafra Valencia

La localidad alicantina encabeza la lista de ciudades pobres de España

Las hormonas de los ‘brokers’ amenazan los mercados

Un estudio sugiere que más mujeres en bolsa evitarían inversiones de riesgo

Lo más visto en...

» Top 50


Webs de PRISA

cerrar ventana