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Barcelona (AFP) - Thirty people were arrested and 14 others hurt when police clashed with stone-throwing youths in a third night of riots sparked by a squat eviction in Barcelona, officials said Thursday.

Hooded youths burned bins, broke windows and hurled bottles and stones when police charged them after some 2,000 people gathered for a protest on Wednesday night, an AFP reporter saw.

The crowd had massed near Can Vies, a public building facing demolition after being occupied for 17 years by leftist groups in the northeastern Spanish city.

Helmeted police charged at protesters after some breached a security line, an AFP reporter saw. Rioters then tipped over and burned bins, broke windows and pelted police with missiles.

Police officials told AFP on Thursday about 30 people had been arrested. An emergency services official added that 14 people were injured.

Regional government spokesman Francesc Homs blamed the violence on well-organised radicals on the fringes of the protest.
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"These people have little to do with the reasons for the demonstration. They are professional troublemakers," he said.

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