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Pro-independence CDR calls on protesters to cut off access to Barcelona's Sants train station

Police only allow ticketed passengers to enter lobby and Sants metro station has been closed

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16 November 2019 12:20 PM

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ACN|Barcelona

Pro-independence Committees for the Defense of the Republic (CDR) group has called on protesters to "block" the access to high-speed trains at Barcelona's Sants station.

Both Spanish and Catalan police officers have been restricting entry to the building to ticketed passengers only and the Sants metro station has been closed to impede the arrival of demonstrators.

The estimated hundred or so people that managed to access the lobby and participate in the sit-down were surrounded by police and have already been forced outside.

CDR initially called on people to meet at the Sant Andreu Comtal, Clot-Aragó, Passeig de Gràcia, Sants, Bellvitge, Plaça Catalunya, Arc del Triomf, Sagrera-Meridiana, and Sant Andreu Arenal stations before heading to Sants.

Early in the morning, however, stations like Sant Andreu Comtal or Sant Andreu Arenal had a large Spanish and Catalan police presence and relatively few protesters.

This protest takes place the same week that anonymous pro-independence Tsunami Democràtic group called on people to cut off the AP-7 highway at both sides of the border.

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  • CDR protesters demonstrating at Barcelona's Sants train station amidst a heavy police presence on November 16, 2019 (by Xavier Toscano)

  • CDR protesters demonstrating at Barcelona's Sants train station amidst a heavy police presence on November 16, 2019 (by Xavier Toscano)

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