A 19-year-old Murcian-man has been arrested after he set fire to a Spanish national flag in the centre of the city. Under Spanish law this is classed as a ‘crime of outrage against Spain’ – a charge that could result in a fine of up to 30,000 euros.
The crime took place outside a bar and the man was heard shouting profanities and insults as the flag burned. He was surrounded by a larger group of people who joined in with the abuse.
Details of the crime, which was committed a few weeks ago, have only just been announced by the National Police and the man has been released pending a court appearance.