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Breaking: Protesters in Catalonia Face Prison for Six Years, Warns Spanish Minister

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Fri, 18 Oct 2019 20:23 GMT

Spain's acting interior minister said violent protesters in Catalonia could face up to six years in prison under Spanish law., Reuters reported on Friday Oct 18th .

The northeastern region has been hit by five days of unrest after Spain's Supreme Court sentenced nine Catalan separatist leaders earlier this week to lengthy sentences over their failed independence bid in 2017. 

Fernando Grande-Marlaska told reporters there were clashes taking place around Barcelona's police headquarters late Friday involving around 400 people in "organised groups" who faced "up to six years in prison under Spain's penal code".

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