Attention: You are using an outdated browser, device or you do not have the latest version of JavaScript downloaded and so this website may not work as expected. Please download the latest software or switch device to avoid further issues.

News & Blog > Blogs: "Perspectives, Provocations & Initiatives" > Barricades and democratic tsunami in Barcelona

Barricades and democratic tsunami in Barcelona

Watch this video created by MAGov20 student, Clara Calabuig Martínez, about the protests in Barcelona last year. Giving a voice to the protesters demanding amnesty and human rights.
Image by Antonio Cansino from Pixabay
Image by Antonio Cansino from Pixabay
Protests arose the 14th of October in Barcelona against the judicial sentence condemning ten politicians and two activists, regarding the referendum for independence, with penalties of 9-13 years for each.

On Monday the 14th, Catalan society once again got to the streets to claim the violation of civil rights of the sentenced, already in preventive detention for two years, this time blocking access to the airport.

Police brutality, existent during referendum on the 1st of October of 2017, was repeatedly present, prolonging daily protests in the Catalan capital. The subsequent episodes were marked by State repression, demonstrations, barricades, camps and hotspots all over the city.

This short video comprises images from the 14th of October until the 19th of December of 2019, giving protesters a voice: dissidence and conflict come from the demand for amnesty and human rights.
 

This is part of a series of blogs written by current IDS masters students and PhD Researchers. Look out for other blogs in this series, including: Barricades and democratic tsunami in Barcelona; Muxes, the third gender that challenges heteronormativity; That Night a Forest Flew; Eco-anxiety and the politics of hope: a reflective opportunity to build resilience; About Greta Thunberg and silenced environmental leaders; From alleged offenders to confessed sufferers: Participatory process in action; Women’s struggle in Afghanistan: An Insight from a Human Rights perspectives; Feminist Latin American movements demanding sexual and reproductive health and rights; India’s Progressing Ambitions in Development Finance; The British voting system for disabled voters is broken: How to fix it… plus others to follow on- Rwanda on a participatory theatre project, and USAID’s digital strategy.

Similar stories

Photo by Simon Migaj on Unsplash

IDS student Jennifer Uchendu (MADev13), shares her thoughts on the emergence of eco-anxiety, proposing that it is both a challenge and opportunity for global climate action. More...

Mario Patinho [CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)]

In Mexico there is a third possibility of gender: the Muxes. Challenging social traditions, Catholicism and a patriarcha… More...

Image: National Park Service- field of yellow wildflowers

IDS Yellow Monday (YM) is a weekly internal newsletter for current IDS Staff and Students. YM includes news, member trav… More...

Image: istock 1134320024

A how to guide for those looking for online mentoring and advice More...

Image: CC0 Pixabay

IDS Alumni Ambassadors are volunteers who work closely with IDS to improve alumni services, organise events and reunions… More...

Most read

Image: Patrice CALATAYU (CC BY-SA 2.0) on Flickr

Current IDS student Myriam Mhamedi (MAGen32) shares her thoughts on the Yellow Vests; asking if they are an anti-ecology movement. More...

Photo by Vladislav Klapin on Unsplash

For globalisation to survive and sustain this nationalism wave, it is time to look within and become more inclusive. More...

Socialist Appeal, CC BY 2.0 <https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0>, via Wikimedia Commons

Environmental injustice within a racialised context is environmental racism – a branch of institutional racism in which the realities are evident in t… More...

Submit your blog

 
This website is powered by
ToucanTech