Spain: Puigdemont supporters block major Catalonia artery to protest arrest

Pro-Catalan independence protesters blocked one of the principal highways in Catalonia -the AP7 close to Figueres- on Tuesday, in a bid to condemn the arrest of former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont. Demonstrators from the Republican Defence Committees (CDR) impeded traffic across the region, in a series of coordinated actions. Separatists are calling for the release of all 'political... Еще prisoners' and the creation of a Catalan republic. Puigdemont was arrested by German police en route to Belgium on Sunday, where he has been living in self-imposed exile. He is currently detained pending extradition to Spain, where he is wanted for sedition, rebellion and misuse of public funds.

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