Spain: Thousands join general strike in Barcelona over referendum violence

Thousands of people hit the streets of central Barcelona, Tuesday, as a general strike in response to the police violence over the weekend’s referendum was called by Catalonian pro-independence groups and trade unions. The protests are part of a region-wide general strike against police brutality over the weekend’s independence referendum. Barcelona’s university, Barcelona Football Club, the... Еще Sagrada Familia and the museum of contemporary art are among some of the institutions joining the general strike. Catalonia held a referendum on October 1 to decide on the region’s independence, with the Spanish government deeming the action 'illegal' and 'unconstitutional'. At least 893 people and 33 police officers were reportedly injured on Sunday’s independence referendum.

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