Protesters block highways as Catalan parliament presses for independence
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  • 03:34 13 November 2019

Protesters block highways as Catalan parliament presses for independence

Catalonia’s parliament pressed its case for secession from Spain on Tuesday, two days after a national election, while separatist protesters blocked one of the region’s major highways and also disrupted traffic in the Basque Country, APA reports quoting Reuters.

Protesters blocked the AP-7 highway in both directions around the secessionist Catalan stronghold of Girona.

Earlier, French riot police had used tear gas to clear protesters at the border who were blocking the AP-7 highway that links France and Spain. They arrested 18 people at the La Jonquera border crossing and Catalan police arrested one person, officials said.

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