Police clashed with hooded youths on the third night of protest against the eviction of squatters from the Can Vies building in the Sants neighbourhood of Barcelona.

Barcelona Can Vies flames
Firefighters hose down burning rubbish bins on the third night of clashes between demonstrators and police following the evictions of squatters from the Can Vies building in BarcelonaAFP

The Can Vies social centre, owned by the Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona company (TMB), has been occupied by squatters since 1997. Some of the squatters have lived in the building for most of their lives.

When negotiations between the city of Barcelona and the 12 youths occupying the building broke down, riot police surrounded the building to evict them forcibly.

The last activist evicted from Can Vies leaves the building with his arm in a tube with concrete after trying to delay his evacuation
The last activist evicted from Can Vies leaves the building with his arm in a tube with concrete after trying to delay his evacuationAFP
Police officers evict two activists who chained themselves together
Police officers evict two activists who chained themselves togetherAFP
Police officers clash with demonstrators outside the Can Vies centre
Police officers clash with demonstrators outside the Can Vies centreAFP
A woman runs past a vehicle owned by the Catalan television channel TV3 which was set alight
A woman runs past a vehicle owned by the Catalan television channel TV3 which was set alightAFP
Firefighters extinguish a vehicle owned the Catalan television channel TV3 after it was set alight by protesters
Firefighters extinguish a vehicle owned the Catalan television channel TV3 after it was set alight by protestersAFP
Police officers clash with demonstrators on the streets of Barcelona
Police officers clash with demonstrators on the streets of BarcelonaAFP
A police officer arrests a protester in a bar during clashes between policemen and demonstrators /AFP/Getty Images)
A police officer arrests a protester in a bar during clashes between policemen and demonstrators /AFP/Getty Images)AFP
A man takes a picture of people protesting from balconies against the eviction of squatters from the Can Vies building in the Sants area of Barcelona
A man takes a picture of people protesting from balconies against the eviction of squatters from the Can Vies building in the Sants area of BarcelonaReuters
A man gestures to police during clashes in the Sants neighbourhood
A man gestures to police during clashes in the Sants neighbourhoodReuters
Police stand next to burning containers during a protest against the eviction of squatters from Can Vies building
Police stand next to burning containers during a protest against the eviction of squatters from Can Vies buildingReuters
A man is detained by police during a protest against the eviction of squatters from Can Vies building
A man is detained by police during a protest against the eviction of squatters from Can Vies buildingReuters
Protesters throw projectiles towards police
Protesters throw projectiles towards policeAFP
A boy shows a foam projectile that was shot at protesters by police. This type of device was introduced after rubber bullets were banned
A boy shows a foam projectile that was shot at protesters by police. This type of device was introduced after rubber bullets were bannedAFP
The Can Vies social centre, owned by the Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona company (TMB), has been occupied by squatters since 1997
The Can Vies social centre, owned by the Transports Metropolitans de Barcelona company (TMB), has been occupied by squatters since 1997AFP