Catalan protests: Region's president urges immediate halt to violence

Sun Online Desk

17th October, 2019 12:41:03 printer

Catalan protests: Region's president urges immediate halt to violence

 

The president of Spain's Catalonia region has called for an immediate halt to violence, as protests continued for a third night.

"We condemn violence... This has to stop right now," Quim Torra said.

On Wednesday, protesters set up burning barricades and hurled projectiles at police in Barcelona, the capital of the autonomous region in the north-east, reports BBC.

Monday's sentencing of nine separatist leaders triggered protests in support of Catalonia's independence.

Protesters have reportedly been using an app known as Tsunami Democratic, which directs them to protest sites in Catalan cities.

The Spanish authorities say they are investigating who is co-ordinating the disruption.

 

 

 


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