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Spain: Thousands attend pro-Catalan independence demo after cabinet meeting in Barcelona02:02

Spain: Thousands attend pro-Catalan independence demo after cabinet meeting in Barcelona

Spain, Barcelona
December 22, 2018 at 00:59 GMT +00:00 · Published

Thousands of demonstrators attended a pro-Catalan independence rally in Barcelona on Friday evening, after the Spanish government held a cabinet meeting in the city earlier in the day.

Demonstrators waved Catalan flags and chanted for the release of jailed Catalan leaders.

One Barcelona resident Carla called a "provocation" the decision to hold the cabinet meeting in the Catalan capital.

The protests earlier in the day turned violent as police clashed with those outraged by the meeting which took place on the first anniversary of the snap election in Catalonia after Madrid blocked its move for independence.

Spain: Thousands attend pro-Catalan independence demo after cabinet meeting in Barcelona02:02
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Thousands of demonstrators attended a pro-Catalan independence rally in Barcelona on Friday evening, after the Spanish government held a cabinet meeting in the city earlier in the day.

Demonstrators waved Catalan flags and chanted for the release of jailed Catalan leaders.

One Barcelona resident Carla called a "provocation" the decision to hold the cabinet meeting in the Catalan capital.

The protests earlier in the day turned violent as police clashed with those outraged by the meeting which took place on the first anniversary of the snap election in Catalonia after Madrid blocked its move for independence.

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