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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

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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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Far-right protesters, anti-fascist rivals scuffle in Barcelona

August 19, 2017 6:44 pm
Far-right protesters, anti-fascist rivals scuffle in Barcelona

Scuffles have broken out between far-right anti-Islam protesters and anti-fascist activists during counter demonstrations held in the Spanish city of Barcelona, a deadly Daesh terror attack. Simultaneous protests organized by the extreme Falange group and a huge crowed of counter-demonstrators in Barcelona degenerated into a brawl on Friday, prompting police […]

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Barcelona van attacker may still be at large: Spanish police

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Barcelona van attacker may still be at large: Spanish police

Forensic police officers search for clues near the area where a van crashed into pedestrians at Las Ramblas in the Spanish city of Barcelona on August 18, 2017. (Photo by Reuters) The Spanish police say the driver of the van that ploughed into crowds in Barcelona may still be alive […]

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Spain perpetrators were preparing bigger attack: Police

August 18, 2017 2:56 pm
Spain perpetrators were preparing bigger attack: Police

A picture taken on August 18, 2017 shows front pages of British national newspapers, with stories dedicated to the Barcelona attack, one day after a van ploughed into the crowd, killing 13 persons and injuring over 100 on the Rambla boulevard in Barcelona. (Photo by AFP) Spanish police have announced […]

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Russian President Vladimir Putin condemns Barcelona attack, calls for united front against terror

August 17, 2017 10:30 pm
Russian President Vladimir Putin condemns Barcelona attack, calls for united front against terror

Russian President Vladimir Putin (Photos by AFP) Russian President Vladimir Putin has condemned a recent terror attack in Barcelona, Spain, calling on the international community to “join forces” against terrorism. “We strongly condemn this brutal and cynical crime against civilians,” Putin said Thursday, shortly after an alleged Daesh sympathizer smashed his […]

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Reckless driver and Van plows into crowd in Spain’s Barcelona, killing 13

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Reckless driver and Van plows into crowd in Spain’s Barcelona, killing 13

A policeman blocks the street to a cordoned off area after a van plowed into the crowd, injuring several persons on the Rambla in Barcelona, Spain, on August 17, 2017. (Photo by AFP) A van has crashed into dozens of people in the center of the Spanish city of Barcelona, […]

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