Clashes Erupt as Catalan Independence Protesters Block Airport Clashes Erupt as Catalan Independence Protesters Block Airport
This post was originally published on this site Protests have erupted in Barcelona after Spain’s Supreme Court sentenced nine Catalan separatist leaders to between... Clashes Erupt as Catalan Independence Protesters Block Airport
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Protests have erupted in Barcelona after Spain’s Supreme Court sentenced nine Catalan separatist leaders to between nine and 13 years in prison.

Thousands of demonstrators blocked road access to Barcelona’s El Prat airport. More than 100 flights were cancelled. Riot police charged protesters, who threw rocks, cans and fire extinguishers, AFP news agency reported.

The separatist leaders were convicted of sedition over their role in an illegal independence referendum in 2017.

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