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Spain: Pro-independence demo hits Barcelona amid Sanchez campaign rally

Spain, Barcelona
October 31, 2019 at 02:15 GMT +00:00 · Published

Hundreds of pro-independence activists protested in the centre of Barcelona on Wednesday, as country's acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez held his campaign rally nearby in Viladecans, ahead of November 10 general election.

The demonstration was organised by a pro-independence pressure group Committees for the Defense of the Republic (CDR).

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

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Hundreds of pro-independence activists protested in the centre of Barcelona on Wednesday, as country's acting Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez held his campaign rally nearby in Viladecans, ahead of November 10 general election.

The demonstration was organised by a pro-independence pressure group Committees for the Defense of the Republic (CDR).

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

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