Catalan separatists protest on anniversary of banned independence referendum


GIRONA/BARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) – Protesters gathered in the Catalan town of Girona early on Tuesday to mark the second anniversary of a banned independence referendum, some of them throwing eggs at police and toppling garbage containers.

Pro-separatist supporters attend a protest to mark the second anniversary of the October 1st referendum on independence in Girona, Spain, October 1, 2019. REUTERS/Albert Gea

Tensions between separatists in the region and Madrid have run high in recent days after Spain’s high court sent seven Catalan activists to jail over suspicions they were planning…


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