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Spain: Catalan protesters block road to Barcelona airport

435 14.10.2019 Инфо

W/S Protesters en route to El Prat airport, Barcelona
M/S Protesters standing on side of road with Catalan independence flags
W/S Airport
W/S Protesters en route to airport
W/S Plane flying over protesters
W/S Airport
W/S Protesters en route to airport
M/S Protester waving Catalan independence flag
W/S Protesters en route to airport
M/S Group of protesters marching with communist flag
M/S Travellers walking on road with suitcases
Demonstrators were seen marching on to Barcelona's El Prat airport on Sunday, to protest the jail sentences for the Catalan independence leaders.
Footage shows protesters walking on the road, en route to the airport. Travellers can be seen trying to reach the facility by foot, as the traffic was disrupted.
According to media, clashes broke out with the police as the crowd of demonstrators clustered around the entries to the airport. Flights were reportedly cancelled as a result.
Former Catalan Vice President Oriol Junqueras has been sentenced to 13 years in prison by Spain's Supreme Court for his role in the attempted secession by authorities in Barcelona in 2017.
Junqueras was among nine Catalan independence leaders who were sentenced to between nine and 13 years in prison for sedition for their part in the region's failed 2017 independence bid, which captured headlines around the world.