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Spain: Pro-independence activists block traffic in central Barcelona

Spain, Barcelona
October 30, 2019 at 02:22 GMT +00:00 · Published

Activists from a Catalonia pro-independence pressure group (CDR) blocked Barcelona's central Gran Via street on Tuesday, as they resumed their protest and called for the release of jailed pro-Catalan independence leaders.

Protesters could be seen standing on the road and causing traffic diversions, with some sitting on the ground.

One of the activists, Carme Santandreu, said that the protests will continue until the demands of the activists are met by Spain's authorities.

Barcelona has been rocked by demonstrations since Spain's Supreme Court jailed nine politicians for between nine and 13 years for their role in the Catalonia's secession attempt and an illegal independence referendum in 2017.

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Activists from a Catalonia pro-independence pressure group (CDR) blocked Barcelona's central Gran Via street on Tuesday, as they resumed their protest and called for the release of jailed pro-Catalan independence leaders.

Protesters could be seen standing on the road and causing traffic diversions, with some sitting on the ground.

One of the activists, Carme Santandreu, said that the protests will continue until the demands of the activists are met by Spain's authorities.

Barcelona has been rocked by demonstrations since Spain's Supreme Court jailed nine politicians for between nine and 13 years for their role in the Catalonia's secession attempt and an illegal independence referendum in 2017.

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