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Spain: Protests erupt in Barcelona as Catalan politicians sentenced

92 14.10.2019 Инфо

M/S Protesters with banner (Catalan): “Against repression sentence, self-determination and amnesty”
M/S Protesters chanting and clapping
M/S Protesters running
M/S Protester with estelada flag
M/S Protester chanting with megaphone (Catalan): “Free political prisoners”
C/U Protester with banner (Catalan): “Free political prisoners”
M/S Protester with banner (Catalan): “Free political prisoners”
M/S Man playing cello
M/S Man playing cello
M/S Protesters chanting
M/S Protester with ballot box and estelada flag
C/U Protester with ballot box and estelada flag
C/U Ballot box
M/S Protesters marching
C/U T-shirt
M/S Protester
P/P Statue with estelada flag
M/S Protesters marching
W/S Protesters
W/S Protesters


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Thousands of people took to the streets in Barcelona on Monday morning, after learning of the sentences for the Catalan independence leaders.
The students suspended classes and intend to join the different mobilisations called throughout Barcelona.
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.