Catalonia: Pro-independence protest in front of Spanish government delegation in Barcelona | AFP

Dozens of pro-independence protesters gather in front of the Spanish government delegation in Barcelona as Spain’s Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez and the opposition leader visit Barcelona to meet police struggling with Catalan separatist violence. Nearly 600 people have been injured in clashes with police in protests every day since they erupted in the region after Spain’s Supreme Court on Monday sentenced nine Catalan separatist leaders to up to 13 years in jail for sedition over a failed 2017 independence bid.

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Ciudadanos hold rally outside Catalonia’s regional government | AFP

The centre-right pro-union Ciudadanos party, which was born out of opposition to Catalan separatism, holds a rally in front of Catalonia’s regional government headquarters in Barcelona run under the slogan: “That’s enough! Justice and coexistence”.

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General strike in Catalonia as ‘freedom marchers’ walk in Barcelona | AFP

Spain’s protest-hit northeast is gripped by a general strike as thousands of “freedom marchers” converge on Barcelona for a mass show of dissent over the jailing of nine Catalan separatist leaders. IMAGES

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Police, protesters clash in Catalonia for 3rd night

Rioting raged in Barcelona and several other Catalan towns for a third straight night Wednesday, with police fighting running street battles with protesters angered by lengthy prison sentences for nine leaders of the wealthy region’s drive for independence from Spain. (Oct. 16)

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