Thousands march in Barcelona to protest jailing of separatist leaders

People march during a demonstration to support Catalonia’s jailed pro-independence leaders and politicians in Barcelona, Spain, April 15, 2018. (Photo by AFP) Thousands of people began marching in Barcelona on Sunday to protest the jailing of nine Catalan separatist leaders facing trial on “rebellion” charges. Many chanted “Freedom for the political prisoners” as they massed […]

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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 a motorcyclist, with the latter […]

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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 a motorcyclist, with the latter […]

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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 Todos” (It belongs to all […]

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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 Todos” (It belongs to all […]

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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, the representatives of the citizens’ […]

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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 parliament, said on Saturday that […]

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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. Spain’s monarch, King Felipe VI, […]

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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 regional parliament compound hours ahead […]

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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 to intervene. The demonstrators gathered […]

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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 van into pedestrians in Barcelona’s […]

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