BARCELONA Protesters set cars on fire and threw petrol bombs at police in the Spanish city of Barcelona on Wednesday, intensifying unrest sparked by the sentencing of Catalan separatist leaders who had sought to declare an independent state.
* Belgium receives extradition request for ex-Catalan leader
(Adds quotes, La Liga, meeting in Madrid)
BARCELONA Protesters and police clashed late on Tuesday in Barcelona during rallies against the jailing of nine Catalan separatist leaders, with the unusually tense confrontations turning into a major challenge for Spanish and regional authorities. | Video
BARCELONA, Oct 15 Demonstrators blocked a train
station and several motorways in Spain's Catalonia region on
Tuesday, a second day of protests over Monday's jailing of nine
separatists by the supreme court over their role in a failed
BARCELONA The jailing of Catalan separatists for their role in a failed secession bid will only galvanise the region's independence movement and another referendum is inevitable, the leader hit by the heaviest jail sentence told Reuters.
BARCELONA The Catalan separatist leader hit by the heaviest jail sentence by Spain's Supreme Court for his role in the region's failed secession bid told Reuters a new referendum on independence was unavoidable.
MADRID/BARCELONA Spain's Supreme Court on Monday jailed nine Catalan separatist leaders for between nine and 13 years for their role in a failed independence bid, a decision that triggered mass protests in the region and left the future course of the dispute uncertain. | Video
BARCELONA Spanish authorities are bracing for potentially violent protests in Catalonia as the region counts down to the possible jailing of separatist leaders.
BARCELONA, Spain Catalan separatists chanting "Freedom for the political prisoners" and "Independence!" took part in largely peaceful rallies on Tuesday that failed to draw massive crowds at a time when the restive Spanish region has come to a crossroads.
* He says pro-independence movement is peaceful
(Adds two of the suspects released, minister, protests)