Catalonia Unrest Nov2019-01

Catalonia Unrest Nov2019-01

Nov 10th 2019, Barcelona, the night of the parliament election day in Spain. Gabriel Rufián, one of the leaders of the major Catalan pro-independence party, Esquerra Republicana, during the election night event in Barcelona. Esquerra Republicana will be confirmed as the most voted pro-independence party in Catalonia.

In October 2019, the judicial trial against the Catalan separatists leaders arrived to a verdict: the Spanish Supreme Court ruled against all the accused, and harshly condemned them to jail times ranging from 9 to 13 years. The day after the sentence, exactly 2 years after the Catalan independence referendum, Catalonia entered a new period of political unrest.

Protests and rallies return to take place almost every day, and new forms of civil disobedience are experimented. Spontaneous or prompted by associations of the civil society, road blocks, rallies and protest camps arise in the streets of Barcelona and the rest of Catalonia. Participants protest against the trial sentence, and aim at a disruption of the business as usual to try and force the Spanish government to seek a political solution to the Catalonia situation.

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