Military Police Deployed As 500,000 Catalan Independence Protesters Shut Down Barcelona | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Military Police Deployed As 500,000 Catalan Independence Protesters Shut Down Barcelona

Central Barcelona has reportedly been paralyzed as mass protests which international reports estimate to number over a half-million people are driven by outrage at harsh prison sentences for pro-independence leaders handed down by the top Spanish court.

Protest leaders are vowing "the streets will be ours" as they push for Catalan independence, and as riot police have begun clashing with stone-throwing activists, who are also in some places of the city setting makeshift roadblocks ablaze.

With night fall, reporters on the ground are describing what's beginning to resemble a war zone, with increasing violence against police, as also both far-left and far-right agitators are said to be infiltrating the crowd and engaged in increasing violence and vandalism.

The turmoil began Monday after Spain’s Supreme Court handed out extreme prison sentences to nine politicians who spearheaded the referendum on Catalonia’s independence in 2017.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

I think that the current government of Spain.... may just have extincted itself, in the way these sentences were carried out for simply spearheading the referendum on Catalonia's independence.

I understand that a "snap election" is to be held this year on 10 November;
Spain to hold fourth election in four years on Nov. 10

I would be phenomenally surprised, if those elements in the current Spanish government which wanted those sentences as "intense punishment" for the perpetrators, get voted back into office.

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