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Spain jails nine Catalan separatist leaders for independence bid

MADRID: Thousands of angry protesters took to the streets of Barcelona on Monday after Spain’s Supreme Court sentenced nine Catalan separatist leaders to between nine and 13 years in jail for sedition over the failed 2017 independence bid. As the news broke, demonstrators turned out en masse, blocking streets in ...

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Jailed Catalan separatist to run for Barcelona mayor

BARCELONA: A former Catalan separatist leader who is in jail for alleged rebellion pending a trial over the 2017 secession bid said he will run for mayor of Barcelona. In a tweet, Joaquim Forn said he had “taken the decision” to head up “a unifying, reliable and transversal” electoral list ...

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Catalan separatists rally in Barcelona in show of strength

BARCELONA: Around one million Catalans rallied in Barcelona, banging drums and blowing whistles in a show of support for independence nearly a year after a failed attempt to break away from Spain. Wearing coral-red T-shirts and waving the red, yellow and blue Catalan separatist flag, a sea of protesters gathered ...

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