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Carles Puigdemont

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Gender Male
Age 60
Date of birth December 29,1962
Zodiac sign Capricorn
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Spouse Marcela Topor
Party Together for Catalunya
ChildrenMagali Puigdemont
Maria Puigdemont
BooksCata… què?
The Catalan Crisis
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The Catalan Crisis
M’explico. De la investidura a l’exili
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SiblingsEnric Puigdemont
Montserrat Puigdemont
Joaquim Puigdemont
Anna Puigdemont
Job Politician
Journalist
Official site europarl.europa.eu
NationalitySpanish
Current position Member of the European Parliament since 2019
ParentsNúria Casamajó
Xavier Puigdemon
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Carles Puigdemont i Casamajó is a Catalan politician and journalist from Spain. Since 2019 he has served as a Member of the European Parliament.

Catalonia protests: demonstrations and General strike paralyse Barcelona

Feb 16,2020 7:07 am

Fresh erupted in clashes between police and demonstrators in Barcelona, in the midst of the anger over the jailing of the Catalan separatist leader.

A General strike was announced, and five large demonstrations, all peaceful, converged on The City , bringing The Streets to a halt.

the police estimated that More Than 500,000 People had joined in on Friday the rallies.

protesters also blocked a highway, on the Spain-France border, what are the big traffic jams.

There were 17 reported in the region on Friday, the Spanish newspaper El País, and 62 People were injured - 41 in Barcelona.

Catalan regional leader Quim Torra thanked those who had peacefully demonstrated and criticized the rioters.

He said handed down the sentences, the separatist leaders would not deter The Campaign for independence.

"We come back on the urn again to self-determination," he said.

Speaking in Brussels, acting Spanish Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, has warned that those causing disturbances would face the justice.

"There is no room for impunity in relation to serious acts of violence that we have experienced in the last few days in different cities in Catalonia," he said.

Fernando Grande-Marlaska, Spain's acting Interior Minister , said there had been nearly increased to 130, as trouble broke out in Catalonia, Five Days ago. He warned that rioters faced up to Six Years in prison.

What is the latest?

Masked protesters confronted the officers in the vicinity of The National headquarters of the police in Barcelona late on Friday, throwing stones and cans in the rows of officers in riot gear. Rubbish bins were pulled in The Streets and set fire to it.

the police responded with tear gas, rubber-reported bullets and water cannons.

Some of the protesters barricades Set Up and police faced Spain's leaders say that the People responsible for the violence before the court

Further North, the Catalan police blocked the highway in La Jonquera on the French border as about 200 protestors occupied the street. Protesters blocked at least 20 of the major roads in the region, reports said.

Earlier, Barcelona-Sagrada Familia Church - One of The City to the main Attractions - closed after protesters blocked the entrance. In a statement published on his official Twitter account, The Church , a group of protesters stood at the entrance and interference with access to The Interior said.

Meanwhile, Barcelona and Real Madrid football teams

The famous Spanish rivals were to meet in El Clásico to set - a very popular lamp due to held at Barcelona's Stadium , But moved because of unrest, of anxiety,.

Why are People protesting?

at least 96 People were injured, as the protests spread across Spain's North-Eastern region.

More Than half a million People attended the rallies

The separatists were convicted of sedition for their role in a referendum in 2017, a ban by the Spanish courts and a subsequent Declaration of independence. A further three were found guilty of disobedience and fined, But not imprisoned. All 12 defendants denied the charges.

the Former Catalan President Carles Puigdemont still wanted by the Spanish authorities for his role in the referendum. He currently lives in Belgium. If he is arrested will return to Spain, he.

What is unrest behind the Catalonia -?

the Catalan nationalists have long complained that their region, which is controlled sends a history of nearly 1,000 years, to a lot of money to the poorer parts of Spain over control of Madrid.

The wealthy region is home to about 7. 5 million People , with their own language, Parliament, flag and anthem.

In September, One in March in Barcelona in support of Catalonia's independence from Spain drew crowds of over 600,000 People - One of the lowest voter turnout in the eight-year history of the annual Rally .



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Source of news: bbc.com

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