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Barcelona police clashes with agitating Catalan separatists

Catalan regional police used batons to drive back a group of separatists in the city centre Saturday, stopping them from advancing toward a march by an association of Spain's national police forces demanding higher pay.


Devdiscourse News Desk barcelona Last Updated at 10-11-2018 20:37:44 IST Spain
Barcelona police clashes with agitating Catalan separatists
  • Spain has been mired in a political crisis since last year when Catalonia's separatist lawmakers failed in a breakaway bid. (Image Credit: Twitter)

Police in Barcelona has briefly clashed with Catalan separatists who are protesting a rally by Spain's national police forces in the Mediterranean city.

Catalan regional police used batons to drive back a group of separatists in the city centre Saturday, stopping them from advancing toward a march by an association of Spain's national police forces demanding higher pay.

In September, a similar protest by separatists of another march by the same national police association ended in clashes with regional security forces. The violent run-ins left 20 people with injuries.

Spain has been mired in a political crisis since last year when Catalonia's separatist lawmakers failed in a breakaway bid.

Polls and recent elections show that the wealthy northeastern region's 7.5 million residents are roughly equally divided by the secession question.

(With inputs from agencies.)


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