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Clashes erupt in Barcelona as half a million separatists rally

A protester kicks a firecraker during clashes near the Police headquarters in Barcelona, on October 18, 2019, on the day that separatists have called a general strike and a mass rally. Spain's protest-hit northeast was gripped by a general strike today as thousands of "freedom marchers" converged on Barcelona for a mass show of dissent over the jailing of nine Catalan separatist leaders. / AFP / Josep LAGO

 

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