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Spain: Police clash with demonstrators at cabinet meeting protests01:55

Spain: Police clash with demonstrators at cabinet meeting protests

Spain, Barcelona
December 21, 2018 at 18:06 GMT +00:00 · Published

Violent clashes erupted between police and protesters who had earlier flooded Barcelona streets condemning Spanish Cabinet meeting in the Catalan city on Friday.

Police beat, chased, and arrested protesters who in turn hurled rocks and other objects at police officers and vans and blocked their path with overturned dumpsters.

The protests across Catalonia were organised by the pro-independence group Committees for the Defence of the Republic (CDR).

Demonstrators blocked more than 20 roads in the region, trying to cut off access to Barcelona and prevent the political event from happening.

The Cabinet meeting, attended by Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, takes place on the first anniversary of the snap election in Catalonia after Madrid blocked its move for independence.

Spain: Police clash with demonstrators at cabinet meeting protests01:55
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Violent clashes erupted between police and protesters who had earlier flooded Barcelona streets condemning Spanish Cabinet meeting in the Catalan city on Friday.

Police beat, chased, and arrested protesters who in turn hurled rocks and other objects at police officers and vans and blocked their path with overturned dumpsters.

The protests across Catalonia were organised by the pro-independence group Committees for the Defence of the Republic (CDR).

Demonstrators blocked more than 20 roads in the region, trying to cut off access to Barcelona and prevent the political event from happening.

The Cabinet meeting, attended by Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez, takes place on the first anniversary of the snap election in Catalonia after Madrid blocked its move for independence.

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