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Violence Erupts After Pro-Catalan Protest In Barcelona

The Catalan regional capital is bracing for a fifth day of protests over the conviction of a dozen Catalan independence leaders.

October 19, 2019

Protesters march into the city on the fifth day of protests over the conviction of a dozen Catalan independence leaders in Barcelona, Spain. Various flights into and out of the region are cancelled Friday due to a general strike called by pro-independence unions and five marches of tens of thousands from inland towns are expected converge in Barcelona's center on Friday afternoon for a mass protest with students to and workers who are on strike.

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Protesters match into the city on the fifth day of protests over the conviction of a dozen Catalan independence leaders in Barcelona, Spain.

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Protestors wave Estelada pro-independence flags during a demonstration in Barcelona, Spain. Five marches of tens of thousands from inland towns are converging in Barcelona's center for a mass protest.

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Pro-independence demonstrators march into the city on the fifth day of protests in Barcelona, Spain.

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Protesters ride on tractors as they enter the city on the fifth day of protests over the conviction of a dozen Catalan independence leaders in Barcelona, Spain.

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A protestors uses a sling during clashes with police in Barcelona, Spain.

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Police officers run past a burning barricade on the fifth day of protests over the conviction of a dozen Catalan independence leaders in Barcelona, Spain. Tens of thousands of flag-waving demonstrators demanding Catalonia's independence and the release from prison of their separatist leaders have flooded downtown Barcelona.

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Demonstrators clash with police in Barcelona, Spain. Five marches of tens of thousands from inland towns are converging in Barcelona's center for a mass protest.

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A woman crosses through a street full of rubble during clashes between police and Catalan pro-independence protestors in Barcelona, Spain.

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Protesters make barricades during clashes with police in Barcelona, Spain.

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Protesters stand and crouch behind barricades on the fifth day of protests over the conviction of a dozen Catalan independence leaders in Barcelona, Spain.

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Protesters are dispersed by teargas thrown by national police officers, during clashes in Barcelona, Spain.

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