Armed police beat football fans with truncheons outside bar of screaming Brits
Armed police have been filmed beating football fans with truncheons outside a bar in Spain as terrified British tourists look on.
Shocking footage has been shared of Celtic Football Club fans clashing with officers in Valencia ahead of the Hoops’ Europa League second-leg match.
A witness trapped in the bar said revellers were told to stay inside for "no reason" and people were attacked if they tried to go outside, the Daily Record reports.
Campaign account @FACKilltheBill posted a video on Twitter saying: "Some appalling footage appearing tonight showing Spanish police violently attacking supporters without provocation in Valencia.
"We urge all fans to stay safe, and if necessary to document any abuses, especially if arrests are made."
The fan, who does not want to be named, has reported scenes of "absolute chaos" in the city.
Footage shows the police officers patrolling the streets outside.
The fan said: "It’s absolute chaos here. We’re currently sitting with one guy who has a wound on the back of his head after being hit by the police."
But the fan insisted the supporters were not doing anything wrong and no one knew why the police were attacking them.
She continued: "One minute we were standing at the bar and the next minute people were shouting ‘Get in’.
"We tried to leave but they just starting hitting people with batons."
In shocking scenes, two cops can be seen violently attacking a man outside the bar with a large truncheon.
Moments later another fan jumps in to try and help the man being attacked by police, only for three more armed cops to arrive.
A woman can be heard screaming for them to "leave him alone".
The fan also said she was hit for taking a video of the attacks.
She said: "One of them even hit me for filming. They hit me on the leg with their batons."
Thousands of Celtic fans have descended on the Spanish city for the clash following their 2-0 defeat on Thursday.
The Spanish Government’s Anti-Violence Commission announced earlier this month they have deemed the game a "high risk" encounter, meaning there is likely to be a hugely increased police and security presence at the tie.
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