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In Spain, Protests Continue in Catalonia

MIN READOct 19, 2019 | 03:30 GMT

Protesters in the streets of the Spanish city of Barcelona on Oct. 18, 2019, demonstrate against the recent sentencing of separatist politicians.

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Former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont turned himself in to the authorities in Belgium on Oct. 18, Reuters reported. A Brussels court is scheduled to convene on Oct. 29 to begin reviewing Spain's arrest warrant and determining Puigdemont's fate. At the same time, Spanish authorities have ordered the closure of websites and social media platforms associated with Democratic Tsunami. The group has spearheaded the most violent and disruptive protests in Barcelona and the surrounding areas since the Supreme Court handed down prison sentences to former Catalan leaders on Oct. 14. These provocative actions will ensure that the unusually violent demonstrations will continue in the coming week. ...

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