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A Teen Punched The Spanish Prime Minister Right In The Face

The pain in Spain falls mainly on minister.

Posted on December 16, 2015, at 5:12 p.m. ET

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy is just a few days away from a general election.

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During a campaign stop in the northwest city of Pontevedra Wednesday evening, this happened...

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A 17-year-old boy standing next to the P.M. clocked him right in the face.

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According to Spanish newspaper El Païs, the teen was arrested after he broke Rajoy's glasses with the punch.

A witness told the newspaper the teen approached the leader and put his hand on Rajoy's shoulder, seemingly to take a photo, when he suddenly decked him.

The prime minister's security detail quickly subdued the teen, although he reportedly landed a blow on one of them too.

"I'm very happy I did it," the teen reportedly told police.


Naturally, someone has already edited the clip to add some wrestling commentary.

After the beat-down, Rajoy had a visible red mark on his face and neck.

Spanish president Rajoy punched in the face by a teenager while on the campaign trail. General election on sunday

But during a rally later that night, the (physical) bruises had mostly disappeared.

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"Heartfelt thanks for the displays of affection and solidarity I've received this afternoon," Rajoy later wrote on Twitter. "Let's keep working."

Agradezco de corazón las muestras de afecto y solidaridad que me estáis haciendo llegar esta tarde. Sigamos trabajando. MR