SHOCK VIDEO=> Spanish Prime Minister Jacked in the Face by Teen Punk (Updated)
A 17 year-old teenager pretending to want a photograph punched Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy in the face at a campaign stop.
The teen sucker-punched the prime minister while he was talking with a supporter.
The young thug broke the prime minister’s glasses.
The teen, who was not identified, may face up to four years in jail for the attack. The media would not identify the man because he is a minor.
— EL PAÍS (@el_pais) December 16, 2015
CNN International reported:
Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy was dealt an eye-watering sucker punch by a teenager during a campaign event Wednesday.
The young man got up close to the Prime Minister, reportedly asking to take a photograph, before unleashing his left fist into the side of Rajoy’s head.
The punch knocked Rajoy’s glasses off of his face, leaving the leader of the People’s Party bruised but otherwise “feeling good,” he later said in a tweet.
The 17-year-old attacker was later shown being taken away in handcuffs by security guards.
Rajoy had been speaking to a large crowd in the northwestern city of Pontevedra, ahead of the country’s general election on Sunday.
Yikes! Spanish PM Rajoy gets punched while on the campaign trail: https://t.co/Q5wVPJ5kz5
— David Clinch (@DavidClinchNews) December 16, 2015
UPDATE: The teen was reportedly a member of a separatist movement.
A local newspaper said the teenager could be linked to Galician separatist movement.
“I’m very happy I did it,” the newspaper quoted the teen assailant as saying.