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Spain: Police officer injured during clashes with demonstrators in Barcelona

Spain, Barcelona
October 18, 2019 at 19:58 GMT +00:00 · Published

A police officer had to be carried by his colleagues after being wounded during clashes with demonstrators in the Urquinaona square during the general strike called by pro-independence unions, on Friday in Barcelona.

Footage shows the unconscious policeman being moved and put into a van while journalists record and photograph the scene.

In addition to the general strike, the 'freedom marches' that left from different parts of the region by foot on Wednesday have reached the capital.

The independence protests were triggered after the Spanish Supreme Court convicted 12 independence leaders, including the former Catalan Vice President Oriol Junqueras, for their role in attempting to achieve secession from the autonomous region and holding an illegal independence referendum. Nine of those convicted received sentences ranging from nine to 13 years.

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A police officer had to be carried by his colleagues after being wounded during clashes with demonstrators in the Urquinaona square during the general strike called by pro-independence unions, on Friday in Barcelona.

Footage shows the unconscious policeman being moved and put into a van while journalists record and photograph the scene.

In addition to the general strike, the 'freedom marches' that left from different parts of the region by foot on Wednesday have reached the capital.

The independence protests were triggered after the Spanish Supreme Court convicted 12 independence leaders, including the former Catalan Vice President Oriol Junqueras, for their role in attempting to achieve secession from the autonomous region and holding an illegal independence referendum. Nine of those convicted received sentences ranging from nine to 13 years.

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