Spain: Police confront firefighters at Valencia Community celebration

Scuffles broke out during the Comunidad Valenciana (Day of the Valencian Community) parade in Valencia, on Tuesday, as a group of police officers were forced to intervene in protesters' attempts to disrupt the event. Police were seen forcing back a group of protesting firefighters, who were trying to cut into the parade and disrupt the flag procession in front of the Palau de la Generalitat. The... Еще firefighters, who reportedly specialise in battling forest fires, were demonstrating over their salary rights. No arrests were reported. Members of different political parties also attended the event. Valencia celebrates Comunidad Valenciana on October 9, with a flag parade during which the Valencia community's flag, the Senyera, is carried from the City Hall through the streets to the statue of James I. It is a historical commemoration of when King James I officially seized control of Valencia from Moorish forces in 1238.

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