April 16, 2018

Barcelona: Hundreds of thousands protest for release of prisoners

Police figures show 315,000 protesters took to the streets, while organizers state that attendance is at 750,00

Nearly six months to the day have passed since the imprisonment of the grassroots pro-independence activists Jordi Cuixart and Jordi Sànchez, the last presidential candidate. They were arrested by the Spanish police for their roles in the independence roadmap of Catalonia. Read more + video.

Catalan News

Huge rally in Barcelona to demand jailed separatists go free - Washington Post
Hundreds of thousands demand release of independence leaders in Barcelona (video) - RT

Massive Barcelona protests over separatists' rebellion charges (video) - Al Jazeera
Spain hands Germany new proof to support rebellion charge against Puigdemont - El País

Puigdemont’s release from custody risks rift between Spain and Germany - El País
Honderdduizenden demonstreren in Barcelona - AD

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