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Punch in the face for Spain PM

Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 00:49

A young man punching Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy in the face during a campaign event is caught on camera. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT - NO REPORTER NARRATION Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy was punched in the face during a campaign event for Sunday's general election in his home region of Galicia on Wednesday (December 16), TV footage showed. The prime minister, 60, was unhurt, a People's Party spokesman said, but Rajoy appeared later with a deep red mark on his face. A young man punched Rajoy hard on the side of his head, knocking his glasses off, as he walked through the town of Pontevedra. The young man, a minor, was subsequently arrested, police confirmed separately. Rajoy sent a message on Twitter, thanking his supporters and reassuring the public. Rival candidates also sent messages of support via text, the Ciudadanos party said. Rajoy's ruling People's Party is expected to win the election, even though it has presided over one of the worst economic slumps in decades.

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Punch in the face for Spain PM

Thursday, December 17, 2015 - 00:49