Protest against separatists’ sentencing sets Barcelona streets ablaze

A demonstrators walks past a fire during protest after a verdict in a trial over a banned Catalonia's independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain, October 16, 2019. REUTERS/Albert Gea

BARCELONA (Reuters) – Protesters set cars on fire and threw petrol bombs at police in the Spanish city of Barcelona on Wednesday, intensifying unrest sparked by the sentencing of Catalan separatist leaders who had sought to declare an independent state. Divisions over a drive to split the northeastern region of Catalonia from Spain roiled the […]

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