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Catalan independence protesters block roads, set tyres on fire

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor February 22, 2019 14:08

Catalan independence protesters block roads, set tyres on fire

Catalan pro-independence protesters blocked roads and set tyres on fire in Girona as part of a general strike against the Spanish government and the trial of the Catalan separatist leaders.

The trial of 12 leaders, nine of whom have been jailed since late 2017 or early 2018, began on February 12th in Madrid.

They are being tried for their role in a referendum and an independence declaration deemed illegal by Spanish courts.

In response, groups called the CDR have made cuts in diverse roads of Catalonia, including the AP-7 that connects Girona and Barcelona.

During the day different mobilisations are expected and the day is expected to finish with a demonstration one of the main avenues of Barcelona.

ITN News Editor
By ITN News Editor February 22, 2019 14:08