Sixth evening of protests in Barcelona – live updates
Rallies peaceful and with no major clashes with the police, demand "freedom for the political leaders" and the end of "police repression"
The sixth day of protests against the independence leaders' verdict started at about 6pm in Barcelona's Plaça Urquinaona, a square in the city center.
Rally-goers demanded "freedom for the political prisoners" and also the end of "police repression" against them.
The march moved to Arc de Triomf area, where they arrived at 7pm. The rally remained peaceful, with demonstrators sitting on the ground lifting hands, and no major clashes were reported. The Spanish police charged at a handful of sitting citizens in order to remove them of the road, but in the early evening riots did not occur.
This happened after a day of reactions of all sorts by the top Catalan and Spanish politicians, as well as some leading social figures and entities.