Spain PM Gets Punched in Face by a Teen

Youth arrested after attack during campaign event
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 17, 2015 2:34 AM CST

(Newser) – Spain's prime minister was punched in the face by a teenager too young to vote as he strolled through a Galician town for a campaign event. The 17-year-old, who was arrested soon after punching Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, told police he was happy he had done it, reports BuzzFeed. The punch knocked off Rajoy's glasses and left a red mark, but he appeared uninjured when he made a speech later in the day. Rajoy, whose ruling People's Party is expected to win Sunday's general election, received messages of support from his rivals after the punch in Pontevedra, reports Reuters, which notes that the youth unemployment rate in Spain is more than 50%. (Read more Mariano Rajoy stories.)

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