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Spain: Striking students block others from entering Barcelona university

Spain, Barcelona
October 29, 2019 at 16:46 GMT +00:00 · Published

Masked students blocked the entrance of a university in Barcelona on Tuesday as an indefinite strike was called by a student's union seeking a single testing system and for the Catalonian universities to take a stance regarding what they consider 'political repression' in the region.

Some students were unhappy with the strike at the University Pompeu Fabra Campus Ciutadella and wanted to enter the building to attend classes and complained that the action was impacting their studies.

A spokesperson for the student union, the Union of Students of the Catalan Countries (SEPC), said that the strikers wanted the university rectorate to "to condemn and call for the end of political repression."

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Masked students blocked the entrance of a university in Barcelona on Tuesday as an indefinite strike was called by a student's union seeking a single testing system and for the Catalonian universities to take a stance regarding what they consider 'political repression' in the region.

Some students were unhappy with the strike at the University Pompeu Fabra Campus Ciutadella and wanted to enter the building to attend classes and complained that the action was impacting their studies.

A spokesperson for the student union, the Union of Students of the Catalan Countries (SEPC), said that the strikers wanted the university rectorate to "to condemn and call for the end of political repression."

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