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    US Tourist Severely Injured After Fight With Street Vendors in Spain

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    Spanish authorities have opened an investigation after an American tourist was hospitalized in serious condition due to a fight on the street in the center of Barcelona.

    A US tourist sustained serious injuries after he engaged in a fight with street vendors late on Wednesday in Plaza de Catalunya in Barcelona, while trying to defend a woman, Vanguardia reported, citing sources in the police.

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    According to the media, the fight took place around 9.50 pm local time after a woman had an argument with street vendors because she could not pass through the row of shopping stalls with a baby stroller.

    One of the salesmen hit the tourist with a belt with a buckle and injured his thigh, the police said. A deep cut provoked arterial bleeding and the tourist was hospitalized.

    Sources in the police told the media that the man is already in a stable condition and will soon be discharged from the hospital.

    According to the local authorities, an investigation into the incident has been launched, though no arrests have been made yet.

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