Twerking while the world burns! Model films herself gyrating on the burning streets of Barcelona during Catalan independence riots
- Sandra Kisterna filmed herself twerking in scant clothing on a Barcelona street
- Danced as a ‘form of expressing [her] protest’ during Catalan demonstrations
- People say it is not moral, ‘makes no sense at all’ and is an ‘excuse to gain fame’
- Barcelona has been flooded with half a million pro-independence protesters
- Sparked after nine Catalan separatist leaders given nine to 13 years in prison
A model has filmed herself twerking on a burning Barcelona street as a ‘form of expressing [her] protest’ during the Catalan independence riots.
Sandra Kisterna, who boasts a 12.2k Instagram following and shows ‘Twerk Classes’ on her social media, has gone viral with 370k views of her routine.
In the bizarre video, scantily-dressed Kisterna wiggles her bum on the burning street.
Sandra Kisterna has caused outrage after she filmed herself twerking on a burning Barcelona street as a ‘form of [her] protest’ during the Catalan unrest
She shakes her body around and moves her arms above her head in the seductive and fiery routine.
Facing on to the burnt rubble, she jiggles her body in a skimpy bodysuit and drops to the floor as she moves to the beats, in the clip uploaded on October 19.
Kisterna captioned the clip: ‘I do not want to offend people who are out to fight for their rights. This is my form of expressing my protest!
Sandra Kisterna pictured in Barcelona
‘I am aware that not everyone will take it well, but I have freedom of expression like everybody!
‘There are people who are taking to the streets to participate in violence and I want no part of it. What I saw last night in Barcelona was terrible, my city was ruined, there was chaos all around.’
Netizen ‘Gabrielajimenez24’ commented: ‘This ‘expression’ makes no sense at all!’
‘Felixbbdd wrote: ‘No offence, but do you think this was a moral thing to do when you knew it could bother people. This is not a ‘protest’ in my view. It is taking advantage of a situation where people are being hit around the head with truncheons on our streets. Claim freedom of speech all you want, but I only see you using the situation as an excuse to gain fame.’
Yasfaira97 said: ‘The dancer should be told that although she thought she was doing a good thing, the timing was wrong. That’s all.”
Kisterna holds her hands in the air as she performs the fiery dance which she defends as part of freedom of expression. She said ‘there are people who are taking to the streets to participate in violence and I want no part of it’ and has chosen to perform the twerking instead
A week of demonstrations and riots in Catalonia were sparked when the Spanish Supreme Court sentenced nine Catalan separatist leaders to between nine and 13 years in prison.
They were jailed for their role in the 2017 independence referendum banned by Madrid, sparking calls for Catalan’s independence.
Violent protesters hurled rocks and fireworks who then responded with tear gas.
Around 600 people have been injured and the Catalan leader has called Spain’s Prime Minister demanding a new independence vote.
According to local media, so far 600 people have been injured including one police officer who is in a serious condition.
And the rioting has caused an estimated 2.5million euros (£2.2m) worth of damage.
Four protesters have lost an eye, 28 people have been sent to preventative prison and 194 others are under arrest, according to a spokesperson for Spanish Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska.
A huge blaze rages in Barcelona as protesters clashed with police on Friday, following nine Catalan separatist leaders being jailed between nine and 13 years for their role in the 2017 independence referendum
Protester waves pro-independence flag, an unofficial flag used by Catalan independence supporters during the week of protesting