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Spain: Police pelted with projectiles during general strike in Barcelona

6 19.10.2019 Инфо

W/S Strike, Barcelona
C/U Strike
W/S Strike
M/S Students on strike with banner and Catalan flags
C/U Students speak with megaphones
W/S Students on strike with banner and Catalan flags
W/S Students' strike
SOT Oriol, Barcelona's resident (Spanish): "We're here to show the world and Spain that we don't agree with its decisions and we keep protesting till *INAUDIBLE*. We won't accept anything different from an acquittal."
W/S Strike
M/S Strike
C/U Flag; police helicopter
C/U Banner on a balcony
SOT Salvador, Barcelona's resident (Spanish): "It's a shame for the world. In my opinion, UN should coordinate this as superior entity that gives rights to the people, in this case people from Catalonia, to decide for themselves. Finally Europe, that is supposed to be democratic, isn't so much, as you can see."
W/S Police in front of National Police headquarters while demonstrators throw objects at them
C/U A banana thrown at the police in front of National Police headquarters
M/S Police in front of National Police headquarters
C/U Objects thrown at the police in front of National Police headquarters
W/S Police in front of National Police headquarters while demonstrators throw objects at them
W/S Students on strike in front of National Police headquarters
C/U Eggs thrown against a police's van in front of National Police headquarters
W/S Police in front of National Police headquarters while demonstrators throw objects at them
C/U Police in front of National Police headquarters while demonstrators throw objects at them
M/S People watch at the scene from bar window
W/S Police in front of National Police headquarters while demonstrators throw objects at them
SOT Pau, student from Barcelona (Spanish): "Excessive police reactions, a 17 year old guy kicked by the police during a police charge, people who lost an eye or a testicle just because they were currently protesting on the streets of Barcelona for independence and against the sentence. We're not speaking anymore about independence, we're speaking about democratic rights, it's something more than a political idea."
W/S Strike
C/U Strike; banners with the faces of the Catalan pro-independence leaders
M/S Strike; banners with the faces of the Catalan pro-independence leaders
C/U Banner reading (Spanish) "If you're watching at us from the sofa, it means you have been indoctrinated"
W/S Strike
C/U Strike; banners and flags
W/S Strike
SCRIPT
Thousands of people took to the streets of Barcelona on Friday as part of a general strike to protest the prison sentences for Catalonia's pro-independence leaders, marking the fifth straight day of protests and demonstrations.
During the strike, police officers stationed outside the National Police Headquarters can be seen being pelted with eggs, bottles and other objects and debris.
Pau, a student attending the demonstration, said he was there to protest "excessive police reactions," and added that "we're not speaking anymore about independence, we're speaking about democratic rights, it's something more than a political idea."
Spain's Supreme Court convicted nine independence leaders, including former Catalan Vice President Oriol Junqueras, for their role in the autonomous region's attempt to secede and holding an illegal independence referendum.
The convicted leaders were given prison sentences ranging from nine to 12 years, which protesters have condemned as being disproportionately harsh.