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Catalunya 'general strike' fails, except for transport
10 November 2017 @ 08:51

AN ATTEMPT at a region-wide shutdown in Catalunya yesterday (Wednesday) 'failed spectacularly' according to Spain's national government – although travellers and commuters on the high-speed AVE trains and outer suburban Cercanías lines were not convinced.

Staged by separatist campaign groups Òmnium and the Catalunya National Assembly (ANC) – whose leaders, Jordi Cuixart and Jordi Sànchez respectively, are in prison charged with sedition – the strike had little impact on business in general, barely making a dent in industry or retail, but huge protests blocked the train lines at Barcelona's central Sants station.

Demonstrators, mostly students, carried banners calling for 'political prisoners' to be freed.

Read more at thinkSPAIN.com

 



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