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Catalan independence movement flares up

Barcelona and multiple cities in Spain have been witnessing mass protests. What will it take to bring peace again?

Alcoa workers protest prosecution of trade union activists in Spain

Workers have rallied behind the trade union activists who are being prosecuted by the state for participating in a march and allegedly inciting violence. The march was taken out with the demand that the closure of two Alcoa plants be halted

In Sabadell, Spain, thousands of people protested on September 23 against the arrests of nine pro-independence Catalan activists. These arrests occurred days before the 2nd anniversary of the Catalan referendum that was held on October 1, 2017, and days before the verdict for the jailed pro-independence leaders is to be announced, who were arrested for organizing the referendum. Catalans demand end to repression, release of pro-independence leaders

In Sabadell, Spain, thousands of people protested on September 23 against the arrests of nine pro-independence Catalan activists.

Power grid workers protest planned layoffs in Spain Power grid workers protest planned layoffs in Spain

The workers of the Cordoba and Vizcaya power grid plants of Asea Brown Boveri (ABB) staged protests under the leadership of the unions, Workers’ Commission (CCOO) and UGT

PSOE victory rally Spain general elections: Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party emerges as the single largest party

The ultra-nationalist Vox party gained 24 seats, while the conservative People’s Party lost half of its seats

Iberian anti-nuclear movement seeks closure of nuclear power plant in Spain

Three companies, Iberdrola, Endesa and Naturgy, which run the power plant want to extend the operation of the nuclear infrastructure beyond the license, which ends on June 19, 2020. Activists have been demanding the closure of the plant which has been operational since 1983

Uber and Cabify withdraw from Barcelona after govt. imposes new regulations

The new rules introduced by the Catalan government require customers to book ride-hailing services 15 minutes to an hour in advance. The taxi drivers’s strike in Madrid continues

Thousands of Andalusians protest conservative-right wing coalition

Feminist and progressive sections staged a rally, condemning the coalition between the conservative Peoples Party, the center-right Citizens Party and the far-right Vox

Cacaolat workers' strike Workers in chocolate milk factory in Spain suspend strike after company agrees to demands

The workers launched an indefinite strike after the company insisted on retaining an extra work shift for the 2019 calendar

Rescue ship with 300 refugees finally docks at Spain

The rescue ship operated by Open Arms was denied permission to dock at ports in Italy and Malta. The refugees were rescued from near the Libyan coast

Tens of thousands hit the streets of Catalonia against Spanish regime

Over 50 people, including 30 police personnel, were injured in clashes as protesters blocked the road with the slogan ‘Bring down the regime”

Right wing party gains in Andalusian polls, sparks massive protests

The far-right party, Vox, won 12 seats in Spain’s most populous province and will play a key role in determining the next government. The party is known for its anti-immigrant, xenophobic and centralist slogans

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