Independence supporters organised a roadblock in Barcelona on Monday to protest the imprisonment of Catalan officials. Commuter traffic on Gran Via de los Catalanes was prevented from using one of the city’s principal routes for approximately 30 minutes during the morning rush hour. One protester said the aim of the roadblock was «to demand the release of 10 political prisoners jailed by the... Еще Spanish state, and kick off proceedings for Wednesday's General Strike». On November 2, the Spanish High Court detained eight former members of the regional government in Catalonia. It has since issued a European Arrest Warrant for Carles Puigdemont and four other ex-Catalan ministers who fled to Belgium. In response, the independence movement has called for a General Strike on Wednesday.