22nd May 2022
Sants Railway Station
Barcelona News Catalonia News Madrid News Main News

CDRs fail to block Sants station in Barcelona, but protests continue outside

Catalan pro-independence activists, the Committees in Defence of the Republic (CDRs), called on protestors to block access to high-speed AVE trains at Barcelona’s Sants railway station on Saturday – but with mixed success.

Police had restricted entry to the station only to passengers with tickets, and the metro station was also closed to prevent the arrival of further demonstrators.

Only about 100 protestors managed to access the station concourse where they took part in a sit-down demonstration. They were quickly surrounded by police and soon afterwards forced outside the building, where the protests continue.

ALSO READ: Nine days of protests in Catalonia, and on-going …

Sants Railway Station
Protestors and passengers outside Sants station on 16 November 2019. (Photo courtesy @QuicoSalles / Twitter)

The CDRs had initially called on people to congregate at the Sant Andreu Comtal, Clot-Aragó, Passeig de Gràcia, Sants, Bellvitge, Plaça Catalunya, Arc del Triomf, Sagrera-Meridiana, and Sant Andreu Arenal stations before heading to Sants.

ALSO READ: Weekend rallies see 350k and 80k, according to police

Earlier on Saturday, however, stations like Sant Andreu Comtal or Sant Andreu Arenal had a large police presence but relatively few protestors.

The protest on Saturday takes place the same week that the anonymous pro-independence Tsunami Democràtic group called on people to cut off the AP-7 highway at both sides of the French border.

ALSO READ: Police start to clear AP-7, as protestors call to block Basque border route

 

Recent Posts

Qatar commits to investing €4.7 billion in Spain

News Desk

Spain now has 7 confirmed monkeypox cases, and 22 further suspected cases

Steph Osborn

Ex-king Juan Carlos makes brief return to Spain, will meet Felipe VI on Monday

News Desk

Russia expels 27 Spanish diplomats – and dozens more from other EU nations

News Desk

Spanish rapper ‘Valtonyc’ wins his case against extradition in Belgium

News Desk

A first for Europe, Spain seeks to introduce paid menstrual leave

News Desk

Leave a Comment