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Clashes erupt in Barcelona as Catalans keep up pressure for split from Spain

Reuters Tuesday, 15 October 2019
Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Barcelona and some clashed with police on Tuesday in a second day of protests over the jailing of nine Catalan separatists by the supreme court for their role in a failed 2017 secession bid.
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Protesters set cars on fire and threw petrol bombs at police in the Spanish city of Barcelona for a second straight night, intensifying unrest sparked by the sentencing of Catalan separatist leaders who had sought to declare an independent state. Ryan Brooks reports.

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