MADRID – Officials say Spanish police have arrested two people for allegedly violently attacking a government minister's car.
Finance Minister Cristobal Montoro's car was struck by sticks and flying objects Wednesday as he departed from an election rally in the northeastern coastal resort town of Vilanova i la Geltru. Officers had to force demonstrators away from the car.
Also in the car was the regional leader of the ruling Popular Party, Alicia Sanchez-Camacho. The incident was broadcast in several TV news bulletins.
Police say the two are being held on suspicion of assaults on authority and law enforcement officials as well as causing damage to public property and disorder.
One suspect was arrested at the altercation, while the second was detained early Saturday, police said in a statement.