18th September 2021

Protests in Catalonia

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Pedro Sánchez finally speaks to Quim Torra again – by telephone

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Acting Spanish prime minister Pedro Sánchez has finally spoken again to Catalan president Quim Torra – the first time since the Spanish Supreme Court sentenced nine
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Over 3,000 security personnel to ensure ‘El Clásico’ goes ahead

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Over 3,000 security guards will be deployed for today’s El Clásico match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, following the plans of the pro-independence protest group Tsunami Democràtic to stage
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Jailed Catalan leaders can apply for privileges only after serving quarter of sentences

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A provisional decision was made on Wednesday to categorise the nine jailed Catalan leaders as ‘Medium’ inmates, meaning the prisoners will be able to apply for certain privileges
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Tsunami Democràtic plan ‘massive’ Camp Nou protest for ‘El Clásico’

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The Tsunami Democràtic protest group has reiterated its call for a ‘massive’ protest in the vicinity of FC Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium on Wednesday 18 December, as
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Tsunami Democràtic calls for mass protest in Barcelona on day of El Clásico

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The Tsunami Democràtic protest group, already responsible for having previously blocked Barcelona El Prat airport and the AP-7 motorway at the French border, have sent out a communication
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Pope Francis includes Spain as ‘problematic’, calling for dialogue and peace

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Pope Francis has called for ‘dialogue and peace’ in Spain, including it amongst ‘problematic’ countries – yet without directly mentioning the Catalan political crisis. During an in-flight
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CDRs fail to block Sants station in Barcelona, but protests continue outside

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

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Early on Tuesday morning, French police used pepper spray to start removing protestors who had been blocking the AP-7 motorway at the French border, after the