The guy in the wheelchair
Here's an interview with him; he's a disability activist. Google translates from the Catalan:
I am the person in a wheelchair who appeared in numerous photos of the attempted eviction in Catalonia square and I want to name the images that are controversial. My name is Sebastian Ledesma [no-glossary]Moran[/no-glossary]*, 55 years ....
He goes on to say that yes, the image is true, he was attacked, but took no shots to the body. And here's why:
I did not get any time to my body because Mosso threatening with his baton (as shown in photo) was arrested [stopped?] by another young man who told him: "No shit, to that no, that take us to court. " [the quote from the Spanish, and not the Catalan, version]
Moran's closing words provide a poignant contrast:
I just feel afraid after the time of the photos, when thousands of supporters surrounded the square and the police bellowed at him. I fear that pounced on her, the police respond and there was a great misfortune. They were moments of great deal of tension. They were moments of another era, one who believed we had overcome long ago.
That "another era" of "long time ago" is, given Moran's age, the Franco regime.
On the one hand, I doubt that Franco's police worried very much about being taken to court. Progress! On the other, the days where the police have impunity could very easily return. Decay. From Franco, to democracy, to austerity and bankster kleptocracy all in one lifetime. Darkness to sunlight to shadows...
UPDATE Whoever the Pirate Parties are, here's their manifesto on Barcelona and "another era" -- in seven languages, including English -- and Slovenian and Serbian. Impressive.