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Spain: Police pelted with rubbish as general strike hits Barcelona

286 18.10.2019 Инфо

M/S Protesters shouting at police in Barcelona
M/S Protesters throwing rubbish to police officers
C/U Officers hold up riot shields as they are hit by projectiles
M/S Rubbish being launched at officers
M/S Protesters
W/S Crowd of protesters
C/U Police with riot shield
M/S Protesters
M/S Officers nex to van
C/U Officers covered in white substance
W/S Protesters
M/S Police van covered in stains
M/S Police helicopter
M/S Petards and rubbish being thrown at police van
M/S Protesters yelling at police
M/S Protesters chanting slogans and clapping hands
M/S Protesters yelling at police
M/S Protesters throwing objects at police
M/S Police
W/S Protesters
M/S Police arresting protesters
M/S Police officer pushing away cameraman, impeding filming of arrest and urging him to leave
W/S Protesters setting up barricade
M/S Police in row
W/S Police vans blocking street
Thousands of pro-independence protesters blocked the main streets of Barcelona on the fifth day of unrest during a general strike called by pro-independence unions, with some of them pelting police officers and their van with rubbish.
Police in an attempt to take control of the situation is cordoning the access to the streets where the rallies are being held.
Footage shows angered protesters throwing rubbish and paint at the police and hiding behind barriers to protect themselves after officers arrested two young activists.
The protests were sparked by Monday's Supreme Court ruling that saw nine separatist leaders receive prison sentences in connection with Catalonia's 2017 independence bid.