A demonstrator wears a Guy Fawkes mask during a general strike in Catalonia, Spain. Photo: Reuters
Rafael Dezcallar
Opinion

Opinion

Rafael Dezcallar

Few parallels in Catalonia with events in Hong Kong

  • In Spain and Hong Kong there were protests on the streets and clashes with police, but that’s where the similarities end

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A demonstrator wears a Guy Fawkes mask during a general strike in Catalonia, Spain. Photo: Reuters
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Protesters use fences as a barricade during clashes near the Police headquarters in Barcelona. Photo: AFP

Spain’s PM under pressure as Catalan separatists copy Hong Kong protest tactics

  • Barcelona and other Catalan cities have been rocked by seven successive nights of protests since Spain’s Supreme Court sentenced nine separatist leaders to jail
  • Catalan separatists are openly copy tactics devised by pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong
Topic |   Spain

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Protesters use fences as a barricade during clashes near the Police headquarters in Barcelona. Photo: AFP
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