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Pro-independence activists resume actions against the imprisonment of their leaders a day after the Spanish election

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11 November 2019 12:08 PM

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ACN | Barcelona

Catalan activists blocked one of the main roads connecting Spain with France on Monday morning, only hours after a snap general election worsened the political deadlock at the state level. The occupation of the AP-7 highway, which is expected to last three days, is the latest protest action by the anonymous Tsunami Democràtic group to put pressure on Madrid authorities to negotiate a political solution for the Catalan crisis and demand the release of imprisoned pro-independence leaders.

Meanwhile, Spain's acting president Pedro Sánchez faces the renewed challenge of forming a government at a time of unprecedented political fragmentation, with pro-independence parties stronger than ever in the Spanish Congress, and far-right Vox making big gains at the expense of Ciudadanos, whose leader Albert Rivera resigned on Monday.

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  • Protester having breakfast at the AP-7 highway, connecting Catalonia with France (by Àlex Recolons)

  • Pro-independence protesters occupy the AP-7 highway near the French border (by Àlex Recolons)

  • The AP-7 road blocked by protesters near the French border (by Àlex Recolons)

  • Protester having breakfast at the AP-7 highway, connecting Catalonia with France (by Àlex Recolons)
  • Pro-independence protesters occupy the AP-7 highway near the French border (by Àlex Recolons)
  • The AP-7 road blocked by protesters near the French border (by Àlex Recolons)