thousands of supporters of Catalan have separately protested extremism in the conflict region against a meeting of the Spanish Central government in Barcelona.
In the centre of the regional capital occurred as a result of as a “provocation,” observed the Council of Ministers meeting to clashes between police and demonstrators. Nearly 30 security officials had been injured, reported the newspaper “El Mundo”.
for weeks, radical activists of the so-called “Committee for the defence of the Republic” (CDR) had called for protests against the meeting and threatened the Barcelona of the day “21D” (21. To plunge December) into Chaos. The radical separatists are calling for in the Wake of the forbidden independence referendum of 1. October 2017, the unilateral secession of Catalonia.
Eleven of the demonstrators were media reports, according to. The separatists had pelted the forces with rocks, firecrackers, bottles and other objects. “Independence, independence”, they shouted. The part of masked people broke down police fences, threw in the immediate vicinity of the promenade of La Rambla, the garbage container on the streets, and destroyed traffic lights and flower pots.
Other activists from the disabled in Barcelona and other regions of Catalonia. Among other things, the traffic on the AP-7 motorway for hours to a Standstill. Already two weeks ago, members of the CDR had blocked the same “Autopista” with car tires. The highway begins at the border to France and ends in the southern Region of Andalusia. to keep
the situation under control more than 9000 members of various police units were according to official information, on the streets sent. The officials locked the building of the former commodity exchange Llotja largely, where the Ministers of the Central government, held under the chairmanship of the socialists, Pedro Sánchez, your weekly session. This usually takes place in Madrid, but is held in individual cases, in other Spanish cities. Some of the demonstrators called for a March on the Llotja.
the date is symbolic: of The 21 had. December is the first anniversary of the election in Catalonia, which had been arranged by 2017 from Madrid. Advance by the justice forbidden independence referendum and the resulting independence of decision. In consequence, many of the top were taken from politicians in the Region, while others fled abroad. The separatists emerged from the election as the winner.
In Catalonia, conflict continues Sánchez – unlike his conservative predecessor, Mariano Rajoy – on dialogue, and relaxation. On Thursday evening, he met the separatist regional President Quim Torra for the second Time since he took office in June. Following the Meeting it was highlighted in a joint communiqué, that it is set to “effective dialogue” and a response to the demands of the Catalans to self-determination.
A solution to the conflict is not in sight. 18 politicians and activists are accused of, among other things, the Rebellion, turmoil, and embezzlement, and will have to answer in the coming weeks and months in court. You many years of prison sentences.