Catalan separatist rally draws 350,000 in Barcelona

World / Politics Oct 27, 2019

Catalan separatist rally draws 350,000 in Barcelona

Around 350,000 people rallied in downtown Barcelona on Saturday, turning the streets into a sea of independence flags in the latest mass protest against Spain's jailing of nine separatist leaders. The turnout figure was given by the local police as vast crowds packed into a ...

How Catalan protest tactics are inspired by Hong Kong

World Oct 21, 2019

How Catalan protest tactics are inspired by Hong Kong

From blocking airports to using encrypted messaging apps, Catalan separatists demonstrating against the jailing of nine of their leaders are openly copying tactics devised by pro-democracy protestors in Hong Kong. Shortly after Spain's Supreme Court on Monday sentenced nine Catalan leaders to prison terms of ...

Thousands protest in Madrid against government's Catalonia policy

World / Politics Feb 10, 2019

Thousands protest in Madrid against government's Catalonia policy

Thousands of people demonstrated in Madrid on Sunday against Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez's proposed talks to ease political tensions in Catalonia, in a protest organized by center-right and far-right opposition parties. Demonstrators waving Spanish flags filled the Plaza de Colon in the city center ...