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Nearly 200 people detained in Catalonia

SPAIN (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — Almost 200 people have been detained since the protests in Catalonia, triggered by a decision of the Supreme Court against politicians involved in an illegal independence referendum in 2017, said the acting Spanish Interior Minister Fernando Grande Marlasca on Sunday.

According to the Interior Ministry, during the protests that began on Monday, 288 law enforcement officers were injured, including both members of the national police and city guards, as well as members of Mossos de Escuadra.

“This week’s numbers: 288 employees were injured, 194 detainees (18 are in pre-trial detention), 267 police vehicles were damaged,” said Grande Marlasca.

Rallies, roadblocks, railroad tracks, and riots began in Catalonia on October 14 after the Spanish Supreme Court sentenced 12 Catalan politicians for their involvement in an illegal independence referendum in 2017.

Nine people for the rebellion received sentences ranging from 9 to 13 years in prison, three people were found guilty of disobedience and sentenced to a fine.

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