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27-Jul-18 TV News: ‘Taxis shut down Barcelona’

27 July 2018 08:26 PM


ACN | Barcelona


In Barcelona, taxi drivers protested in mass against a court decision that, they claim, puts their jobs in danger. And this conflict blocked one of the main streets in the Catalan capital for hours. Meanwhile, Joaquim Forn, Dolors Bassa, Raul Romeva and Josep Rull—all former ministers of the Catalan government accused of rebellion—are still held in pre-trial jail. Their defense is now bringing their case to the United Nations Working Group on Arbitrary Detention—the latest move in the international strategy, led by lawyer Ben Emmerson. And, in the same 24 hours, the Supreme Court denied their freedom, and that of five of their colleagues, also in prison.

  • 27-Jul-18 TV News: ‘Taxis shut down Barcelona’