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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.

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