Up to date: Oct 20, 2019 23:30 IST
Moscow [Russia], Oct 20 (Sputnik/ANI): Virtually 200 folks have been detained for the reason that starting of violent pro-independence protests in Catalonia, Spanish Performing Inside Minister Fernando Grande-Marlaska mentioned on Sunday.
For the reason that starting of the week, Catalonia has been marred by the general public unrest. Mass demonstrations have been sparked by the ruling of the Spanish Supreme Courtroom to condemn 9 Catalan politicians, concerned in organising the 2017 independence referendum, to 9-13 years in jail on sedition prices and the opposite three to fines over disobedience.
“As for this week’s numbers: 288 officers have been injured, 194 folks have been detained [18 of them are currently in pre-trial detention], 267 police autos have been broken,” Grande-Marlaska mentioned.
On Friday, what began as a basic strike in Barcelona quickly grew into public unrest and violent riots.
The protesters have been blocking roads by barricades, setting these barricades on hearth, ripping off the road indicators, breaking the home windows of close by shops and finally clashed with legislation enforcement close to the Nationwide Police constructing.
The demonstrators additionally threw bricks, bottles, crackers and different objects onto the police and burned carton containers. Police needed to hearth rubber bullets and tear gasoline to constrain them, in addition to use water cannons to combat the hearth. (Sputnik/ANI)