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Tags: EU | Spain | Catalonia Trial

Trial of Catalan Separatists Begins in Madrid amid Protests

Trial of Catalan Separatists Begins in Madrid amid Protests

Tuesday, 12 February 2019 04:38 AM EST

MADRID (AP) — Protesters have blocked highways in Spain's northeastern region of Catalonia, as the trial of separatist leaders gets underway in the country's Supreme Court in Madrid.

Tuesday's protests were timed with the start of arguably Spain's most consequential trial in four decades of democracy.

Twelve defendants are being tried for their roles in pushing ahead with a unilateral independence declaration based on the results of a secession referendum that ignored a constitutional ban. Some face decades in prison if they are found guilty of rebellion.

The proceedings are being broadcast live on television.

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Protesters have blocked highways in Spain's northeastern region of Catalonia, as the trial of separatist leaders gets underway in the country's Supreme Court in Madrid.Tuesday's protests were timed with the start of arguably Spain's most consequential trial in four decades...
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