Saturday, September 29, 2018

Catalan Separatists Battle Police In Central Barcelona On Eve Of Anniversary Of Independence Referendum

Al Jazeera: Police clash with Catalan separatists in Barcelona

Catalan police intervene as rival demonstrations by separatists and Spanish police take place in central Barcelona.

Police have clashed with protesters who gathered in downtown Barcelona to protest another march in support of Spanish police.

Saturday's protests come ahead of the anniversary of the 2017 Catalan independence referendum.

Separatists threw paint at police, covering anti-riot shields, police vans and the pavement in a downtown square in a panoply of bright colours.

The protesters also threw projectiles at police. Officers responded with baton attacks to keep them back.

Video footage showed agents forming a barrier pushing back a crowd of protesters, some of whom are waving the Catalan flag.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Eurotrash leaders are still using the vinegar approach.

Socialists never grow up.