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Protest against separatists' sentencing sets Barcelona streets ablaze

12:57am BST

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.

UPDATE 3-Madrid takes firm line as pro-independence groups march in Catalonia

16 Oct 2019

* Belgium receives extradition request for ex-Catalan leader (Adds quotes, La Liga, meeting in Madrid)

Clashes erupt in Barcelona as Catalan separatists protest sentences for leaders

16 Oct 2019

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

Catalans keep up pressure for split from Spain with second day of protests

15 Oct 2019

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 secession bid.

Jailed Catalan separatist leader says new referendum inevitable

15 Oct 2019

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.

Jailed Catalan separatist leader says new referendum unavoidable

15 Oct 2019

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.

Spain jails Catalan separatist leaders, sparking protests, clashes

15 Oct 2019

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

Spanish authorities brace for Catalan separatists verdict

07 Oct 2019

BARCELONA Spanish authorities are bracing for potentially violent protests in Catalonia as the region counts down to the possible jailing of separatist leaders.

On second anniversary of banned referendum, Catalan separatists call for independence

01 Oct 2019

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.

UPDATE 5-Spain arrests Catalan separatists suspected of plotting violence

23 Sep 2019

* He says pro-independence movement is peaceful (Adds two of the suspects released, minister, protests)

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