Spain: Banging pots and pans echo Barcelona over arrest

The banging of pots and pans could be heard all over Barcelona on Monday night after a national judge issued an unconditional prison warrant for two Catalan leaders on suspicion of sedition. The sound demonstration started at 10pm local time and lasted 15 minutes as a symbol of protest at the sentence. Trapero and the President of Catalan National Assembly Jordi Sanchez, along with and the... Еще President of Omnium Cultural Jordi Cuixart were called to answer charges which carry a jail sentence of up to 15 years. Meanwhile, Catalan police chief Josep Lluis Trapero was released from prison but had his passport confiscated and has to report to Spanish Police every two weeks. During the October 1st referendum, the Catalan regional police force Mossos d'Esquadra, failed to comply with the government’s orders to stop the voting process.

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