Friday, 15 May 2015

Spain: Ticket machines destroyed at Barcelona metro station

11.05.15: A group of hooded activists entered Palau Reial metro station in Barcelona and destroyed ticket validating machines and ticket sales machines as well as painting slogans against exorbitant public transport fares and in favor of free public transport. The activists also distributed copies of a leaflet to commuters denouncing recent fare increases and calling for free public transport before exiting the station. The action was over very quickly without any intervention from the authorities or arrests being made. Unfortunately the destruction of the machines was not total and one of the validating machines was still operational however the ticket selling machines were completely disabled until the following day. There was no coverage of the action by any Spanish mainstream media or any comment or statement from TMB (Transport Barcelona).

(via indymedia barcelona)