The Basilica of the Sagrada Familia is attacked with tear gas and Red Cross workers take cover

Police fired tear gas inside the Basilica of the Holy Family, where the Red Cross set up a tent to offer emergency treatment to injured protesters.

Pleas from emergency workers for police not to shoot fell on deaf ears, forcing aid providers to take shelter.

“Don’t shoot, don’t shoot, this is the Red Cross, please don’t shoot,” the aid workers shouted.

A doctor said they had received between 30 and 40 people with varying degrees of injuries, including broken limbs.

About 10 are in serious condition, he said.

“We are still waiting for more in case there are other victims, we are ready to help them. However, we are receiving many supplies and many other products that we need here,” said the doctor.

Doctors from various facilities, including KNH, offered free medical assistance to injured protesters.

“Another challenge is that they have fired tear gas at us here,” the doctor added.

Riot police were fighting with protesters in the streets after they broke through the security barricade and entered the Parliament buildings.

Several protesters were reportedly shot outside Parliament.

They burned down a section of the building and ransacked the Senate.

All hell broke loose after MPs passed the controversial 2024 Finance Bill.

The bill was approved after 195 parliamentarians voted “Yes” against 106 who opposed its approval.

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