Catalonia braces for more protests as separatists set to rally in Barcelona

epaselect epa07930989 People wave 'Esteladas' flag, the unofficial flag typically flown by Catalan independence supporters, during incidents with police as thousands of people take part in one of the so-called 'Marches for Freedom' along Pelayo street in Barcelona, Spain, 18 October 2019. Catalonia region lives its fourth general strike in two years in connection with the pro-independence process, a strike call that finishes a week of protests against the sentence against the Catalan accused in the 'proces' trial for their role in the organization of the illegal independence referendum held back in October 2017. EPA-EFE/QUIQUE GARCIA

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Catalonia is bracing itself for a further day of protests as pro-secessionist groups call for demonstrations in Barcelona over the jailing of their leaders.

Two grassroots pro-secession organisations, ANC and Omnium, whose leaders Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Cuixart were sentenced for sedition, have called for a march at 5 pm local time, while Catalan leader Quim Torra is expected to speak after meetings with regional mayors.

Also, in Barcelona Saturday, a rally by the Hablemos-Parlem group in Plaza Sant Jaume will see protesters dressed in white calling for dialogue between Spain and Catalonia.

Via Euronews

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