Police in Marbella angrily stopped an English-speaking cyclist telling him he “cannot be on the street” as people across Spain spent their first working day under a lockdown forced by the coronavirus epidemic, according to a video going viral.
According to local media reports, the incident reportedly took place in Marbella on Sunday, when the official lockdown of the country officially came into effect.
At one point during the incident, one of the police officers can be seen grabbing the cyclist by his collar and forcing him off his bike while yelling “you cannot be on the street.”
Spain on Monday became the fourth country in the world with the highest number of reported coronavirus cases after China, Italy, and Iran.
Across the country streets were eerily quiet except for loudspeakers mounted on police cars or carried by drones telling people to go home and stay indoors.