- Title: Clashes in central Barcelona on fifth day of separatist protests
- Date: 18th October 2019
- Summary: BARCELONA, SPAIN (OCTOBER 18, 2019) (REUTERS) RIOT POLICE VANS, GARBAGE CONTAINER ENGULFED BY FLAMES PROTESTERS MOVING GARBAGE CONTAINERS FOR MAKING A BARRICADE PROTESTERS WITH FACES COVERED, FLAMES AND SMOKE IN THE BACKGROUND, PROTESTERS ESCAPING THE SMOKE THICK BLACK SMOKE FROM FIRE RISING, PROTESTERS RUNNING AWAY VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS WITH THE FACE COVERED THROWING OBJECTS TO RIOT POLICE RIOT POLICE VANS, GARBAGE CONTAINER ENGULFED BY FLAMES PROTESTERS PASSING BY, FLAMES IN THE BACKGROUND VARIOUS OF PROTESTERS THROWING FLARES AND RUNNING, WHITE SMOKE SPREADING IN THE STREETS PROTESTERS PASSING BY, FLAMES IN THE BACKGROUND AND WHITE SMOKE SPREADING IN THE STREETS DEMONSTRATORS THROWING RED FLARES TO RIOT POLICE LINE, CONTAINERS ENGULFED BY FLAMES PROTESTERS WITH FACES COVERED AND SEPARATIST FLAG CHANTING "INDEPENDENCE", FLAMES IN THE BACKGROUND PROTESTERS GATHERED, WHITE SMOKE RISING AND SPREADING
- Embargoed: 1st November 2019 18:03
- Keywords: clashes with police independence pro-independence protesters separatist flags riot police riot police clashes
- Location: BARCELONA, SPAIN
- City: BARCELONA, SPAIN
- Country: Spain
- Topics: Conflicts/War/Peace,Civil Unrest
- Reuters ID: LVA001B1MLXS7
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Masked demonstrators clashed with police in central Barcelona on Friday (October 18) as a fifth day of protests over the jailing of separatist leaders turned violent.
A crowd of protesters hurled stones and cans at police in riot gear, dragged large garbage bins to the middle of a main city boulevard and set them ablaze.
Police vans tried but failed to push people back onto the pavements.
Other mass rallies held across the city to denounce lengthy prison terms handed down this week to nine independence leaders, were peaceful.
The Spanish Interior Ministry, Fernando Garcia-Marlaska, said on Friday it had given the go ahead for civil guard police reinforcements to be sent to the outskirts of Barcelona following five days of sometimes violent protests over the jailing of pro-separatist leaders.
(Production: Guillermo Martinez, Jordi Rubio, Albert Gea, Silvio Castellanos, Luis Felipe)
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