Tag Archives: Barcelona

04Nov/17

Catalans dismayed after Spain issues Puigdemont arrest warrant

BARCELONA, SPAIN (NOVEMBER 4, 2017) (REUTERS) – Catalans in Barcelona slammed the Spanish government on Saturday morning (November 4) after a court issued a European arrest warrant for their sacked president Carles Puigdemont. Continue reading

21Oct/17

Barcelona prepares to rally as Spanish government meets to impose direct rule

BARCELONA, SPAIN (OCTOBER 21, 2017) (REUTERS) – Independence supporters were due to rally in the Catalan capital Barcelona on Saturday (October 21) afternoon, as the Spanish cabinet was meeting to decide how it will impose direct rule on Catalonia and thwart a drive by the autonomous region to breakaway from Spain. Continue reading

08Oct/17

Pro-unity demonstrators rally in Barcelona as tensions rise

BARCELONA, SPAIN (OCTOBER 5, 2017) (REUTERS) – Tens of thousands of people called for unity of Spain on Sunday (October 8) in the Catalan capital Barcelona as Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said he would not rule out using the constitutional powers to remove Catalonia’s autonomous status if it claimed independence as tens of thousands took to the streets to call for talks. Continue reading

08Oct/17

Pro-unity demonstrators cheer Spanish Civil Guard police in Barcelona

BARCELONA, SPAIN (OCTOBER 8, 2017) (REUTERS) – A group of pro-unity protesters demonstrated outside Spanish Civil Guard Police headquarters in Barcelona on Sunday (October 8) in order to show their support for state police forces ahead of a mass rally to denounce the separatists’ move to declare independence. Continue reading

01Oct/17

Spanish police move to prevent Catalonia independence vote

Spanish national police moved to shut down a banned independence referendum in Catalonia on Sunday, confronting crowds of angry voters at some polling stations. Pascale Davies reports. Continue reading

01Oct/17

Clashes erupt outside Catalan leader’s polling station in Girona

GIRONA, SPAIN (OCTOBER 1, 2017) (REUTERS) – Spanish Civil Guard police in riot clashed with people gathered outside Catalan President Carles Puigdemon’s polling station in Girona on Sunday (October 1), minutes before he was due to vote in a referendum on Catalan independence from Spain.
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01Oct/17

Crowds queue outside polling stations as they wait to vote in banned Catalan referendum

BARCELONA, SPAIN (OCTOBER 1, 2017) (REUTERS) – Thousands of people were seen on Sunday (October 1) queuing outside polling stations in Barcelona waiting to cast their ballots in Catalonia’s banned independence referendum. Continue reading

21Aug/17

Spanish police shoot dead suspected Barcelona attacker

SUBIRATS, NEAR BARCELONA, SPAIN (AUGUST 21, 2017) (REUTERS) – Spanish police on Monday (August 21) shot dead a man they suspected was the Islamist militant who drove a van into a Barcelona crowd last week, killing 13 people. Continue reading

20Aug/17

Barcelona van attack suspect may have crossed into France – Spanish police

BARCELONA, SPAIN (AUGUST 20, 2017) (REUTERS) – Spanish police hunting for a suspect on the run after the Barcelona van attack that killed 13 people said on Sunday (August 20) they could not rule out that he had slipped over the border into France.
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18Aug/17

Catalonia attacks had been planned “for some time” – police

BARCELONA, SPAIN (AUGUST 18, 2018) (GOVERNMENT TV) – Two deadly attacks in Catalonia on Thursday (August 17) and in the early hours of Friday (August 18) had been planned for some time by people operating out of the town of Alcanar, police said. Continue reading