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Road cuts across Catalonia to protest against Spanish government visit

Disruptions in main highway of country and Barcelona's ring roads in early morning ahead of Spain's cabinet meeting

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21 December 2018 07:08 AM

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ACN | Barcelona

Hundreds of people were protesting against the visit of the Spanish government across Catalonia on Friday early morning by cutting several roads.

In a very much expected move, CDR pro-independence activists cut roads at around 6am such as the main highway in the country, the AP-7, in l'Ampolla, sourthern Catalonia.

Some other roads were also cut, including both Barcelona's ring roads, Ronda de Dalt (B-20) and Ronda Litoral (B-10), among others.

In several road protests, demonstrators burned tires and in the C-58 road they cut a tree to prevent cars from travelling.

The Spanish government is unprecedentedly meeting in the Catalan capital on Friday at 9.30, in the Llotja de Mar building, very close to the Ronda Litoral. Larger demonstrations are expected in the area during the morning.

The Catalan police restablished travelling in a number of roads by 9am, while others including AP-7 highway were still cut. 

List of main road cuts in early morning:

- AP-7 in l'Ampolla (both directions).

- C-58 in Vacarisses.

- C-31 in Verges.

- N-II in Figueres.

- B-20, Barcelona's north ring road, in several spots (both directions).

- B-10, Barcelona's south ring road, in several spots (both directions).

- C-65 in Llambilles (both directions).

- C-25 in Campllong (both directions).

- B-23 in Sant Joan Despí (westbound).

- A-2 in Alcarràs (both directions).

- C-16 in Manresa (southbound).

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  • The AP-7 highway cut in l'Ampolla, southern Catalonia, on December 21 (by Sílvia Jardí)

  • A car trying to go through a protests with tires burning in the N-II in Bàscara, northern Catalonia, on December 21, 2018 (by Gemma Tubert)

  • The AP-7 highway cut in l'Ampolla, southern Catalonia, on December 21 (by Sílvia Jardí)
  • A car trying to go through a protests with tires burning in the N-II in Bàscara, northern Catalonia, on December 21, 2018 (by Gemma Tubert)

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