Spain: Protest against the trial of Catalan independence leaders

Hundreds protest in Barcelona against the trial of Catalan independence leaders. IMAGES of the protest

Thousands protest in Barcelona as separatists’ trial opens

Thousands of people come to demonstrate in Barcelona’s Placa de Catalunya as Catalan separatist leaders accused of rebellion for trying to make their region independent from Spain begin trial. IMAGES of protest

Protest in Barcelona as Catalan separatists go on trial

Hundreds of people protest in Barcelona as twelve Catalan separatist leaders involved in an attempt to break from Spain go on trial in Madrid. IMAGES of the protest

Activists block roads ahead of former Catalan leaders’ trial

Activists sets tires ablaze to block the highway between Girona and Barcelona as twelve former Catalan leaders go on trial at Spain’s Supreme Court for their role in a failed 2017 bid to break away from Spain. IMAGES

Football: Atletico Madrid to face Real Madrid in La Liga

Atletico Madrid face Real Madrid in a decisive La Liga game on Saturday. Real are arriving on the back of four La Liga wins on the bounce and will jump above their opponents with a win at the Wanda Metropolitano. Atletico have fallen six points adrift of Barcelona and will attempt to close the gap.

Taxi strike in Madrid enters its third day

A taxi strike against Uber-like services in Madrid enters its third day just as one of the world’s biggest tourism fairs opens, with hundreds of drivers protesting. Taxi drivers are also striking in Barcelona amid increasing tension with ride-hailing services which they accuse of taking away their business.

Catalan separatists block road as Spanish cabinet meets

Catalan pro-independence groups block roads to protest a planned cabinet meeting in Barcelona chaired by a Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez. The weekly cabinet meeting usually takes place in Madrid but Sanchez’s six-month-old Socialist government decided to hold it in the Catalan capital as part of its efforts to reduce tensions in Catalonia, which last year made a failed attempt to break away from Spain. IMAGES