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Spanish police arrests pro-independence activists accusing them of rebellion and terrorism

The person detained is part of the Committees for the Defense of the Republic, which protested by cutting off highways and opening up tollbooths


10 April 2018 09:02 AM


ACN | Barcelona

The Spanish police launched an operation on Tuesday morning leading to the arrest of at least a pro-independence activist. The Guardia Civil corps accuses her of rebellion and terrorism. The activist is a members of the Committees for the Defense of the Republic (CDR), a network of local groups which have been protesting in the past few weeks against the latest measures of the Spanish government and judiciary by cutting off roads, booing King Felipe and obstructing toll booths. The operation has been ordered by the Spanish National Court, whose prosecutor said a few days ago that it was looking into charging the CDR with rebellion. The CDR dismissed all accusations of criminal offences soon afterwards and pledged to continue carrying out “non-violent” acts of protest.


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  • Several CDR members cutting a road on March 27, 2018 (by Laura Cortés)