3rd April 2020

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Coronavirus in Spain full update (16 March)

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As the Coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic continued to spread across the globe on Monday, Spain experienced its first working day in the ‘state of alarm’ lockdown, imposed
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Trial of former Catalan police chief, Josep Lluís Trapero, starts

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The trial of Josep Lluís Trapero, former head of the Catalan police (the Mossos d’Esquadra) starts at Spain’s National Court in Madrid on Monday. Trapero is
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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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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
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Catalan president denies any link to activists held on terrorism charges

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Catalan president Quim Torra has denied ‘any link’ with detained activists held on terrorism charges and who have implicated him in testimonies regarding a plan
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Felipe VI visit to Barcelona sparks major protests

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A visit from Spanish King Felipe VI to Barcelona on Monday for an awards ceremony has sparked major protests, and which began noisily on Sunday
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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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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