Coronavirus lockdown: Jogger resists arrest in Spain and is abused by onlookers
The rules on the Covid-19 epidemic in Spain are being strictly applied as this jogger discovered. People watching from nearby houses had little sympathy.
Spain is on lockdown in its attempts to control the coronavirus pandemic in the country which has seen more than 1,300 deaths from Covid-19 already. The rules state that people are only allowed to leave their houses to go to work (where they can't work from home) and to get supplies. Going out for sport is strictly prohibited. But that didn't stop this jogger, who was out running when they were caught by the police who decided to arrest her.
Jogger breaking coronavirus rules resists arrest
As the jogger struggled with police, screaming for help, she was filmed by residents close to the scene who had absolutely zero sympathy for her plight. "What's not fair is that you go out running, you bloody idiot!", shouts the woman apparently filming the encounter.
The runner struggling with the police to avoid being arrested continues screaming "Help! Help". To which the commentator can be heard saying: "Help?! she says. A week of this already!" indicating the person being arrested has been going out running regularly despite the strict rules on moving around in the coronavirus outbreak.
When the police finally pick the runner up and begin moving her to the police car the person providing the commentary shouts the detainee: "Don't resist! Let them do their job, you fool! What a bitch, truly".
At this point a man joins in shouting at the runner: "You smart-arse! You're a smart-arse!"
"And we've been stuck here in all these days", says the first commentator. "It makes me feel ill and what's more, she's screaming as if they were going to rape her or something. The cretin."
The jogger can be heard moaning at this point, but still refusing to get in the police car. There was absolutely no sympathy coming from the people on the balcony. "Look! An hour to get her in the car! If I come down there she'll bloody well end up in the car. Idiot! Get in the car, you twat!"
"You're putting everyone at risk, you clown" shouts the man as the runner is finally forced into the car.