Thousands protest and strike over Catalonia referendum violence

Posted: October 3, 2017 in Uncategorized

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A general strike in Catalonia on Tuesday will likely bring much of the wealthy Spanish region to a standstill,

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Catalonia goes on strike as calls for ‘declaration of independence’ grow

  • A general strike in Catalonia on Tuesday will likely bring much of the wealthy Spanish region to a standstill, a move bound to ratchet up tensions with the Spanish government following a fractious independence vote at the weekend.
  • A large number of pro-separatist trade unions, businesses, schools, transport networks and cultural institutions – even the region’s successful soccer team FC Barcelona – are expected to stay closed or run heavily-reduced services on Tuesday in a protest against the Spanish police’s violent crackdown on the vote held Sunday.

Several thousand demonstrators gathered outside the Barcelona headquarters of Spain’s national police force on Tuesday amid strikes in protest at police violence during the disputed referendum on Catalonian independence.

As Madrid comes under growing international pressure to resolve its worst political crisis in decades, the crowd gathered in the Catalan capital, chanting…

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