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Spain: Banging pots and pans echo across Barcelona over pro-independence leaders' arrest01:30

Spain: Banging pots and pans echo across Barcelona over pro-independence leaders' arrest

Spain, Barcelona
October 16, 2017 at 23:05 GMT -00:00 · Published

The banging of pots and pans could be heard all over Catalonia's regional capital Barcelona Monday night after a national judge issued an arrest warrant for two prominent Catalan leaders on charges of possible sedition.The raucous protest against the detentions of Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Cuixart, both leaders of separatist groups that were heavily involved in the October 1 independence referendum , started at 10pm local time and lasted 15 minutes..Sanchez, who heads the Catalan National Assembly and Cuixart, the leader of Omnium Cultural, appeared before the High Court in Madrid earlier in the day. The investigation stems from a September 20 protest in which a massive crowd blocked Spanish Civil Guard officers inside a government building in Barcelona. The judge ruled the two must remain in prison without bail Also on Monday, the chief of the Catalan police Josep Lluis Trapero was questioned in the same court but was released. His force, Mossos d'Esquadra is accused of failing to comply with the government’s orders to stop the voting process. The vote was deemed illegal by the Madrid government

Spain: Banging pots and pans echo across Barcelona over pro-independence leaders' arrest01:30
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The banging of pots and pans could be heard all over Catalonia's regional capital Barcelona Monday night after a national judge issued an arrest warrant for two prominent Catalan leaders on charges of possible sedition.The raucous protest against the detentions of Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Cuixart, both leaders of separatist groups that were heavily involved in the October 1 independence referendum , started at 10pm local time and lasted 15 minutes..Sanchez, who heads the Catalan National Assembly and Cuixart, the leader of Omnium Cultural, appeared before the High Court in Madrid earlier in the day. The investigation stems from a September 20 protest in which a massive crowd blocked Spanish Civil Guard officers inside a government building in Barcelona. The judge ruled the two must remain in prison without bail Also on Monday, the chief of the Catalan police Josep Lluis Trapero was questioned in the same court but was released. His force, Mossos d'Esquadra is accused of failing to comply with the government’s orders to stop the voting process. The vote was deemed illegal by the Madrid government

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