Nov 11th 2019, Barcelona. A girl reads a book during at a road block put in place by pro-independence protesters along one of Barcelona’s main avenues: Avinguda Diagonal.
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.