Spanish Police Foil Plot Against Anti-Pope Demonstrators

Country: Spain
Issue: Demonstrations

Spanish police have arrested a Mexican chemistry student they say is suspected of planning some sort of "gas attack" against protesters opposed to Pope Benedict XVI's four-day visit to Spain that begins Thursday.

The Guardian identifies the suspect as 24-year-old Jose Perez Bautista, and reports police said he made online statements that he intended to attack the anti-Pope march.