- Title: Burnt debris in Barcelona after protests set streets ablaze
- Date: 17th October 2019
- Summary: BARCELONA, SPAIN (OCTOBER 17, 2019) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF BURNT-OUT CARS ON STREET BURNT BICYCLE MIRROR ON BURNT VEHICLE BURNT VEHICLE BEHIND POLICE TAPE VARIOUS OF BURNT VEHICLES VARIOUS OF BURNT SHOP SIGNS BURNT TELECOM ON BUILDING ENTRANCE VARIOUS OF DEBRIS ON STREET (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) LOCAL UNEMPLOYED RESIDENT, MARILO, 60, SAYING: "When I felt that danger was imminent and I got really scared, I started getting really nervous and had a panic attack. I called my daughter on WhatsApp, I sent her a message but she had already sent me one. From there, I called the 112 emergency number and they were not picking up the phone. So, in the end I went to a neighbour, a next door neighbour who told me "calm down, nothing is going to happen, we are here"." (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) LOCAL RESIDENT AND SMALL INDEPENDENT BUSINESSMAN, JOAN, 50, SAYING: "This is a violent and uncontrolled subproduct, or who knows who controls it, but it doesn't represent us, none of us. It doesn't represent the majority of Catalans whichever side they are on, pro-constitution or pro-independence." (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) LOCAL RESIDENT AND ARCHITECT, CATERINA, 42, SAYING: "I feel really insecure, really angry and really disappointed. I think it is a totally unjustified thing." VARIOUS OF DEBRIS BEING LIFTED ONTO VAN VARIOUS OF DEBRIS BEING SWEPT FROM STREET RUBBISH ON STREET / WORKERS CLEANING UP
- Embargoed: 31st October 2019 08:53
- Keywords: Spain Catalonia protests independence sentencing court
- Location: BARCELONA, SPAIN
- City: BARCELONA, SPAIN
- Country: Spain
- Topics: Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA001B1HK2TJ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Burnt cars and debris lined the streets of Barcelona on Thursday (October 17) in the aftermath of clashes between protesters and police.
Spain will send more police to Catalonia after three evenings of unrest, Interior Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska told Telecinco TV on Thursday, adding that this was both to guarantee security and to allow police already there to rest.
Protesters set cars on fire and threw petrol bombs at police in Barcelona on Wednesday (October 16), 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 country in 2017, and re-surfaced on Monday when the Supreme Court sentenced nine politicians and activists to up to 13 years in jail.
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