Spain housed security police off Catalonia in literal ‘Looney Tunes’ ferry for 2 months

Spain housed security police off Catalonia in literal ‘Looney Tunes’ ferry for 2 months
Massive Looney Tunes-decorated ferry, used to house Spanish security police during Catalonia crisis, departs Barcelona on 16 Nov after 57 days pierside. (Image: Screen grab of La Vanguardia video, YouTube)

[Ed. – You can’t make this stuff up.  It will be such a gyp if no one makes a movie out of all of it.]

A massive ferry painted with giant Looney Tunes cartoon characters, which acted as a temporary home to hundreds of Spanish police in restive Catalonia, sailed out of a Barcelona port on Thursday.

The ferry had been docked for 57 days, arriving in advance of Catalonia’s independence referendum on Oct. 1.

Before the independence poll, which was met by a controversial police crackdown, thousands of Spanish National Police and Civil Guards were brought into the defiant northeastern region.

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However, police say housing for all the outside officers was problematic, so police rented three large ships to provide temporary shelter during the operation against the referendum and separatist government.

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