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Barcelona holds massive march against jailing of separatist leaders

BARCELONA: Hund­reds of thousands of people marched in Barcelona on Sunday to protest the jailing of nine Catalan separatist leaders facing trial on “rebellion” charges. The protest comes six months after the first incarcerations of top Catalan separatist leaders for misuse of public funds, sedition and rebellion — which carries a prison sentence of 30 years and implies that a “violent uprising” took place — over their separatist push. Thousands of people at the march wore a yellow ribbon to… …read more