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Catalan protests: Who is leading the pro-independence charge? | DW News

Spain’s prime minster, Pedro Sanchez, has rejected a call for dialogue from Catalan regional leader Quim Torra, saying he must first condemn any violent protests. Thousands of pro-independence activists gathered in Barcelona for a sixth consecutive night. Despite some violent clashes, Saturday night was much calmer than Friday, which saw violent rioting and widespread unrest. The demonstrations started after Spain’s Supreme Court handed down long prison sentences to nine Catalan separatist leaders. With its leaders in jail, the pro-independence Catalan movement has been organizing protests with the help of new technology. So who is leading the charge?
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