An American tourist has been attacked and seriously injured by a gang of African migrant street sellers in Barcelona, Spain, who took objection to his defense of a woman being harassed by the migrants.
According to police sources, the migrant street sellers, known as “manteros” in Barcelona, brutally attacked the US tourist, at 21:50 on Wednesday at Plaza Catalunya, a popular tourist spot in Barcelona. The American citizen is now fighting for his life.
Barcelona City Council has confirmed today that the tourist was taken to a local hospital and that the Mossos d’Esquadra and the Guàrdia Urbana have opened an investigation into the violent attack.
According to Efe Eugenio Zambrano, spokesperson for the CSIF union in the Guàrdia Urbana, the American tourist was defending a woman who was being harassed by the African streets sellers when another street seller “hit him with a belt buckle as a whip” and “cut off his femoral“, which caused him “a deep wound of arterial bleeding.”