“If these displays of state violence had been committed by a left-wing regime like Venezuela or Cuba we all know the ‘look at the evils of socialism’ spin UK corporate hacks would have put on it…”

Probably because the Maduro regime uses live ammunition to kill peaceful protesters as opposed to rubber bullets (or ‘projectiles’). If the Spanish government was mowing Catalans down with gunfire in the streets, then maybe the UK media spin would look a bit more like their Venezuela coverage.

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