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Tens of thousands of Catalans protest in Barcelona for release of leaders

November 11, 2017 1:49 am
Tens of thousands of Catalans protest in Barcelona for release of leaders

A man holds a Catalan pro-independence “estelada” flag while others hold placards reading, “Freedom,” during a demonstration in Barcelona on November 11, 2017, calling for the release of jailed separatist leaders. (AFP photo) Tens of thousands of people have protested in Catalonia’s main city of Barcelona, urging Spain to release […]

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Students block Barcelona motorways to protest Catalan arrests

November 3, 2017 10:08 pm
Students block Barcelona motorways to protest Catalan arrests

Hundreds of students from the University of Barcelona blocked the city’s central motorways including AP-7 and B-30 on Friday (3 Nov. 2017), to protest against the imprisonment of former Catalan government vice-president Oriol Junqueras and seven other former Generalitat counsellors. Protesters blocked and disturbed traffic, triggering arguments between protesters and […]

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Students block Barcelona motorways to protest Catalan arrests

10:08 pm
Students block Barcelona motorways to protest Catalan arrests

Hundreds of students from the University of Barcelona blocked the city’s central motorways including AP-7 and B-30 on Friday (3 Nov. 2017), to protest against the imprisonment of former Catalan government vice-president Oriol Junqueras and seven other former Generalitat counsellors. Protesters blocked and disturbed traffic, triggering arguments between protesters and […]

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Hundreds of thousands rally in Barcelona for unity with Spain

October 29, 2017 6:39 pm
Hundreds of thousands rally in Barcelona for unity with Spain

Hundreds of thousands of Spaniards rallied in Catalonia’s capital Barcelona Sunday, waving national and European flags and chanting “Viva Espana!” to denounce regional lawmakers’ vote to sever the region from Spain. Protesters swarmed, singing and clapping, through Barcelona’s streets in a sea of red-and-yellow Spanish flags, brandishing placards reading “De […]

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Hundreds of thousands rally in Barcelona for unity with Spain

6:39 pm
Hundreds of thousands rally in Barcelona for unity with Spain

Hundreds of thousands of Spaniards rallied in Catalonia’s capital Barcelona Sunday, waving national and European flags and chanting “Viva Espana!” to denounce regional lawmakers’ vote to sever the region from Spain. Protesters swarmed, singing and clapping, through Barcelona’s streets in a sea of red-and-yellow Spanish flags, brandishing placards reading “De […]

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Catalonia cannot accept control from Madrid: Regional President Carles Puigdemont

October 22, 2017 3:31 am
Catalonia cannot accept control from Madrid: Regional President Carles Puigdemont

Protesters wave pro-independence Catalan Estelada flags during a demonstration in Barcelona on October 21, 2017. (Photos by AFP) Catalonians cannot accept the central government’s “illegal” move of imposing direct rule on Barcelona, says regional President Carles Puigdemont. “I ask the parliament to meet in a plenary session during which we, […]

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Catalan parliament resists Madrid pressure, vows to defend sovereignty

October 21, 2017 8:30 pm
Catalan parliament resists Madrid pressure, vows to defend sovereignty

President of the Catalan parliament Carme Forcadell (AFP photo) The parliament in Catalonia has harshly criticized the Spanish government for its intentions to take over the regional powers, saying it would do its utmost to defend sovereignty of the independence-seeking territory. Carme Forcadell, who serves as the speaker of the […]

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Spaniards rally in Madrid and Barcelona to show unity after banned referendum of Catalonia

October 13, 2017 8:43 am
Spaniards rally in Madrid and Barcelona to show unity after banned referendum of Catalonia

People have taken to the streets of the Spanish cities of Madrid and Barcelona on the Spanish National Day in a sign of unity following a banned referendum on independence for Spain’s autonomous Catalonia region. The Dia de la Hispanidad occasion on Thursday saw a customary military parade in Madrid. […]

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Police forces in the Spanish city of Barcelona surround Catalan parliament ahead of declaration of independence

October 10, 2017 5:06 pm
Police forces in the Spanish city of Barcelona surround Catalan parliament ahead of declaration of independence

A member of the Catalan police Mossos d’Esquadra is seen at the Parc de la Ciutadella (Citadel Park), which houses the Catalan regional parliament, in Barcelona on October 10, 2017 ahead of an address by Catalonia’s leader. (AFP photo) Police forces in the Spanish city of Barcelona have surrounded the […]

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Spanish authorities identifies fugitive suspect in Barcelona attack

August 21, 2017 10:30 pm
Spanish authorities identifies fugitive suspect in Barcelona attack

Video grabs from CCTV footage, realesed by El Pais, purportedly show Younes Abouyaaqoub, 22, walking through La Boqueria market, wearing sunglasses, as he passes other people heading away from Las Ramblas. Spanish authorities say they have identified the driver of a van that smashed into crowds of people in Barcelona and […]

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