Spanish Supreme Court finds nine Catalan leaders guilty of sedition over 2017 independence bid
Monday, 14 October 2019 Spain's Supreme Court on Monday sentenced nine Catalan separatist leaders to between 9 and 13 years in prison for sedition over their role in the region's 2017 failed bid for independence.
Catalan protestors flee police in Barcelona, Spain, on Monday (October 14).
Earlier on Monday, Spain's Supreme Court sentenced nine Catalan leaders to prison.
It is unclear whether the officers were with the Catalan police department or the Spanish Police.
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Protesters clash with police in Barcelona following an earlier peaceful demonstration against the conviction of Catalan independence leaders. Protests have been going on in the city for several days...
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