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Hong Kong and Catalonia: protest movements contrasting in style but similarly bound

  • As two groups thousands of miles apart express common cause, how far do the comparisons stretch?
  • Catalans voted for independence whereas Hong Kong protesters deny this is their aim – but their central governments’ stances are equally clear
Topic |   Hong Kong protests

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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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