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    Catalan demonstrators block Diagonal Avenue during Catalonia's general strike in Barcelona, Spain, October 18, 2019

    People Protest in Barcelona in Support of Imprisoned Catalan Leaders - Video

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    Earlier this week, Spain's Supreme Court sentenced nine out of 12 former Catalan pro-independence leaders to prison over their role in organising Catalonia's independence referendum in 2017.

    People are pouring onto the streets of Barcelona, Spain this Friday to call for a general strike in support of Catalan pro-independence leaders sentenced to prison earlier in the day.

    On 1 October 2017, more than 90% of voters who took part in the referendum said 'yes' to Catalonia's independence from Spain. Madrid did not recognise the results of the vote and arrested several Catalan leaders.

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