28th January 2021

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One weekend, two opposite protests

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This weekend in Barcelona will see two separate protests that define the conflict between those who want an independent Catalonia, or at least the chance
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Franco removed, but ‘Francoism still very present’ argue many

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‘Today, Spain is fulfilling its duty to itself,’ said acting Spanish prime minister, Pedro Sánchez, on Thursday, as the remains of the late dictator Francisco
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‘Without journalism, there is no democracy’ protest in Barcelona

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At least 65 journalists have been injured whilst covering protests against the verdict and sentence of the Catalan Trial so far, with statistics showing that roughly
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Nine days of protests in Catalonia, and on-going …

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When the Spanish Supreme Court announced its verdict on the Catalan independence leaders on Monday 14 October, sentencing nine politicians and activists to jail for
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Catalan independence parties call to ‘reiterate’ self-determination resolution

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Quim Torra, the Catalan president, has insisted on calling Spain’s acting prime minister Pedro Sánchez to engage in ‘unconditional dialogue and propose political solutions’ in a statement
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Human Rights Commissioner at CoE condemns ‘disproportionate use of force’

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The Commissioner for Human Rights at the Council of Europe has expressed concern regarding the ‘disproportionate use of force’ and ‘the inappropriate use of anti-riot weapons’ by
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Spanish PM visits Barcelona, refusing to talk or meet with Catalan president

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Spain’s acting prime minister Pedro Sánchez visited Barcelona on Monday, yet refused to speak or meet with the Catalan president Quim Torra. Sánchez visited police officers
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Franco’s remains to be exhumed on Thursday

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The exhumation of the remains of Franco will take place on Thursday 24 October at 10.30am, the Spanish government has announced. Francisco Franco’s remains, which lie