08:31 GMT20 June 2021
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    MADRID (Sputnik) - A group of protesters clashed with Mossos d'Esquadra, the police force of Catalonia, in Barcelona, on Tuesday, the Spanish 24 Horas TV channel reported.

    About a hundred people were protesting against eviction in the El Poble-Sec district of Barcelona. Several lawmakers from the left-wing pro-Catalan independence Popular Unity Candidacy (CUP) party participated in the protest.

    Demonstrators threw paint and other objects at law enforcement officers, and police used batons against the protesters, the broadcaster said.

    Several photos and a video from the scene of the clashes were shared online.

    ​Earlier, CUP and The Republican Left of Catalonia, another pro-Catalan independence party, reached an agreement to change the eviction protocol and refuse to involve law enforcement agencies in the case of families or people in vulnerable situations.

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    protest, eviction, police, Barcelona
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