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Spain: Barcelona rallies outside Spanish government building for seventh day of protests

3 21.10.2019 Инфо

M/S Protesters during police frisking, Barcelona
M/S Protesters during police frisking
C/U Bag belonging to protester
M/S Police
M/S Protesters' belongings being seized by police
M/S Protester frisked by police
M/S Protester with hands behind back
M/S Protester's personal belongings being seized by police
M/S Protester's personal belongings being seized by police
W/S Protesters gathered near Spanish government's delegation to Catalonia building
W/S Protesters clapping and chanting
SOT, Sergi, Barcelona resident (Spanish): "The problem is the abuse of the State's prerogative regarding the missed realisation of powers' division. It implicates the sentence of our political delegates based on something that never happened. There is no division of powers' for Catalonia and it's a very serious topic."
M/S Protesters hitting plastic bags and balloons in the air
M/S Protesters
M/S Protesters chanting (Catalan): "Independence"
W/S Protesters cheering and waving Catalan flags
M/S Protesters clapping
C/U Catalan flag
W/S Protesters
M/S Bag of rubbish put by protesters outside Spanish government building
W/S Pile of rubbish put by protesters
M/S Rubbish put by protesters
SOT, Jordi, Barcelona resident (Spanish): "The Spanish press is a weaver and manipulates what is going on in Catalonia. People are not violent, they want a legal referendum; we want to leave this corrupt and weaver (manipulative) country."
C/U Yellow ribbon in solidarity with jailed independence leaders
W/S Protesters holding phones at rally
SOT, Maria, Barcelona resident (Spanish): "I'm 68 years old and I have been fighting for 40 years. I fought against Franco and Los Grises [police forces used by Franco]. Now I can't run or stay with the young people who are fighting but if I was 28 years younger, I would have been with them on the streets."
M/S Protesters with phones
W/S Protesters chanting
M/S Protesters singing Catalan anthem
M/S Catalan flag
SCRIPT
Barcelona residents rallied outside the Spanish government's delegation building in the Catalan capital on Sunday, for the seventh day of protests decrying Madrid's sentencing of pro-independence leaders.
Large crowds were seen attending the rally waving Catalan flags and chanting slogans for independence. A large pile of rubbish was also dumped outside the Spanish government building as part of the protest organised by the group 'Picnic for the Republic' to reportedly demonstrate 'what a garbage dump the Spanish state has turned into.'
"The Spanish press is a weaver and manipulates what is going on in Catalonia. People are not violent, they want a legal referendum; we want to leave this corrupt and weaver (manipulative) country," Jordi, a Barcelona resident, said at the rally.
Protests and civil unrest has rocked Catalonia since the Spanish Supreme Court sentenced nine pro-independence leaders to up to 13 years in prison for their role in the region's 2017 bid for secession. According to Catalan media, at least 579 people have been injured since the protests began.