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Clashes erupt as Catalan separatists protest sentences for leaders

A riot police officer runs towards separatist demonstrators during clashes after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain, October 15, 2019. Protesters and police clashed in Barcelona in a second day of protests, after the Supreme Court sentenced nine separatist leaders to nine to 13 years in jail over their role in a failed bid to break away from Spain in 2017. The clashes are a challenge for the regional, pro-independence authorities and the central government in Madrid, both of which are facing a fragmented political landscape and an economic slowdown.

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A riot police officer runs towards separatist demonstrators during clashes after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain, October 15, 2019. Protesters and police clashed in Barcelona in a second day of protests,...more

A riot police officer runs towards separatist demonstrators during clashes after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain, October 15, 2019. Protesters and police clashed in Barcelona in a second day of protests, after the Supreme Court sentenced nine separatist leaders to nine to 13 years in jail over their role in a failed bid to break away from Spain in 2017. The clashes are a challenge for the regional, pro-independence authorities and the central government in Madrid, both of which are facing a fragmented political landscape and an economic slowdown. REUTERS/Albert Gea
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A riot police officer looks on as a separatist demonstrator is detained during a protest after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain, October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

A riot police officer looks on as a separatist demonstrator is detained during a protest after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain, October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

A riot police officer looks on as a separatist demonstrator is detained during a protest after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain, October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Jon Nazca
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A separatist demonstrator puts a scooter into a fire during a protest after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain, October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Albert Gea

A separatist demonstrator puts a scooter into a fire during a protest after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain, October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Albert Gea

A separatist demonstrator puts a scooter into a fire during a protest after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain, October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Albert Gea
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A separatist demonstrator wears an Estelada (Catalan separatist flag) decorated boots during a protest after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain, October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Juan Medina

A separatist demonstrator wears an Estelada (Catalan separatist flag) decorated boots during a protest after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain, October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Juan Medina

A separatist demonstrator wears an Estelada (Catalan separatist flag) decorated boots during a protest after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain, October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Juan Medina
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Separatist demonstrators throw objects into a fire during a protest after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain, October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Separatist demonstrators throw objects into a fire during a protest after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain, October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Separatist demonstrators throw objects into a fire during a protest after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain, October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante
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A riot police officer detains a separatist demonstrator during a protest after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain, October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

A riot police officer detains a separatist demonstrator during a protest after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain, October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

A riot police officer detains a separatist demonstrator during a protest after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain, October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante
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Separatist demonstrators march during a protest after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain, October 15, 2019. The banner reads "We are ungovernable! Knock down sentences." REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Separatist demonstrators march during a protest after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain, October 15, 2019. The banner reads "We are ungovernable! Knock down sentences." REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Separatist demonstrators march during a protest after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain, October 15, 2019. The banner reads "We are ungovernable! Knock down sentences." REUTERS/Jon Nazca
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Separatist demonstrators march during a protest after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain, October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Separatist demonstrators march during a protest after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain, October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Separatist demonstrators march during a protest after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain, October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante
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Separatist demonstrators gather next to a traffic sign during a protest after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain, October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Separatist demonstrators gather next to a traffic sign during a protest after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain, October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Separatist demonstrators gather next to a traffic sign during a protest after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain, October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Jon Nazca
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A riot police officer is seen next to smoke during a protest after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain, October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

A riot police officer is seen next to smoke during a protest after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain, October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

A riot police officer is seen next to smoke during a protest after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain, October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante
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Women are pictured inside a bar during a protest after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain, October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Women are pictured inside a bar during a protest after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain, October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Women are pictured inside a bar during a protest after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain, October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Juan Medina
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Protesters block a road towards Barcelona's airport, after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum, Spain, October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Protesters block a road towards Barcelona's airport, after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum, Spain, October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Protesters block a road towards Barcelona's airport, after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum, Spain, October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Juan Medina
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A protester waves an Estelada (Catalan separatist flag) during a demonstration outside the airport, after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum,in Barcelona, Spain October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

A protester waves an Estelada (Catalan separatist flag) during a demonstration outside the airport, after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum,in Barcelona, Spain October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

A protester waves an Estelada (Catalan separatist flag) during a demonstration outside the airport, after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum,in Barcelona, Spain October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Jon Nazca
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Protesters clash with police officers as they demonstrate at the airport, after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum, in Barcelona, Spain October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Albert Gea

Protesters clash with police officers as they demonstrate at the airport, after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum, in Barcelona, Spain October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Albert Gea

Protesters clash with police officers as they demonstrate at the airport, after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum, in Barcelona, Spain October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Albert Gea
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Protesters face police officers as they demonstrate at the airport, after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum, in Barcelona, Spain October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Albert Gea

Protesters face police officers as they demonstrate at the airport, after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum, in Barcelona, Spain October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Albert Gea

Protesters face police officers as they demonstrate at the airport, after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum, in Barcelona, Spain October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Albert Gea
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Protesters block an entrance to the airport, after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum, in Barcelona, Spain October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Albert Gea

Protesters block an entrance to the airport, after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum, in Barcelona, Spain October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Albert Gea

Protesters block an entrance to the airport, after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum, in Barcelona, Spain October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Albert Gea
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People walk past a graffiti at Barcelona's airport, after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum, Spain October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

People walk past a graffiti at Barcelona's airport, after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum, Spain October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

People walk past a graffiti at Barcelona's airport, after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum, Spain October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Jon Nazca
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Passengers try to reach the airport as the road was blocked during a protest after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum, in Barcelona, Spain October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Passengers try to reach the airport as the road was blocked during a protest after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum, in Barcelona, Spain October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Passengers try to reach the airport as the road was blocked during a protest after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum, in Barcelona, Spain October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Jon Nazca
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Protesters gather at Barcelona's airport, after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum, Spain October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Protesters gather at Barcelona's airport, after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum, Spain October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Protesters gather at Barcelona's airport, after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum, Spain October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Jon Nazca
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A woman lies on the ground as protesters demonstrate at the airport, after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum, in Barcelona, Spain October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Albert Gea

A woman lies on the ground as protesters demonstrate at the airport, after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum, in Barcelona, Spain October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Albert Gea

A woman lies on the ground as protesters demonstrate at the airport, after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum, in Barcelona, Spain October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Albert Gea
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Protesters clash with police during a demonstration at Barcelona's airport, after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum, Spain October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Protesters clash with police during a demonstration at Barcelona's airport, after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum, Spain October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Protesters clash with police during a demonstration at Barcelona's airport, after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum, Spain October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Jon Nazca
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Protesters clash with police officers as they demonstrate at the airport, after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum, in Barcelona, Spain October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Albert Gea

Protesters clash with police officers as they demonstrate at the airport, after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum, in Barcelona, Spain October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Albert Gea

Protesters clash with police officers as they demonstrate at the airport, after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum, in Barcelona, Spain October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Albert Gea
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Protesters build a barricade during a demonstration at the airport, after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum, in Barcelona, Spain October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Albert Gea

Protesters build a barricade during a demonstration at the airport, after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum, in Barcelona, Spain October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Albert Gea

Protesters build a barricade during a demonstration at the airport, after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum, in Barcelona, Spain October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Albert Gea
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Drivers try to leave the airport as the road was blocked during a protest after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum, in Barcelona, Spain October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Drivers try to leave the airport as the road was blocked during a protest after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum, in Barcelona, Spain October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Drivers try to leave the airport as the road was blocked during a protest after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum, in Barcelona, Spain October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Jon Nazca
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Protesters form barricades as they demonstrate at the airport, after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum, in Barcelona, Spain October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Albert Gea

Protesters form barricades as they demonstrate at the airport, after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum, in Barcelona, Spain October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Albert Gea

Protesters form barricades as they demonstrate at the airport, after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum, in Barcelona, Spain October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Albert Gea
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Demonstrators hold up their phones during a protest after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum, in Barcelona, Spain October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Demonstrators hold up their phones during a protest after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum, in Barcelona, Spain October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante

Demonstrators hold up their phones during a protest after a verdict in a trial over a banned independence referendum, in Barcelona, Spain October 14, 2019. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante
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