Police and protesters clash in city centre, as well as other Catalonia towns
Clashes between protesters and police erupted in Barcelona late on Tuesday after peaceful demonstrations over the jailing of nine Catalan separatist leaders descended into running battles.
Protesters lit fires and threw up makeshift barricades in the centre of the city before the crowd was dispersed by baton charges by Spanish and Catalan police, as far as Passeig de Gràcia, the city’s elegant boulevard that is home to many of its most exclusive shops and hotels.
Despite the long sentences handed down by the supreme court on 14 October, some of the nine leaders convicted of sedition and misuse of public funds could soon be eligible to apply for “semi-liberty”, allowing them out of prison on a regular basis.Barcelona hit by more unrest over sentencing of Catalan separatists
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