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Spain: Scores protest jailing of Catalan leaders02:46

Spain: Scores protest jailing of Catalan leaders

Spain, Barcelona
October 17, 2017 at 02:25 GMT -00:00 · Published

Scores of people gathered in Sant Jaume Square in Barcelona on Monday night after two prominent leaders of the Catalan independence movement were sent to jail under allegations of sedition. People chanted the Catalan anthem, “independence, freedom, you are not alone”. One protester said it was a tactic to try to make people afraid. Another expressed outrage that the Spanish government did not want to find a political solution. President of Catalan National Assembly (ANC) Jordi Sanchez and the President of Omnium Cultural Jordi Cuixart were sent to jail Monday night in Madrid by a High Court judge. The investigation into the pair 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

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Scores of people gathered in Sant Jaume Square in Barcelona on Monday night after two prominent leaders of the Catalan independence movement were sent to jail under allegations of sedition. People chanted the Catalan anthem, “independence, freedom, you are not alone”. One protester said it was a tactic to try to make people afraid. Another expressed outrage that the Spanish government did not want to find a political solution. President of Catalan National Assembly (ANC) Jordi Sanchez and the President of Omnium Cultural Jordi Cuixart were sent to jail Monday night in Madrid by a High Court judge. The investigation into the pair 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

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