Posts Tagged ‘Barcelona’

Tens of thousands rally in Barcelona to back independence on Catalan holiday

   Massive crowds gathered in Barcelona to mark the Catalan national holiday and to demand independence from Spain, in a vocal message from the separatist movement, whose leadership has mostly been jailed by Madrid for “rebellion.” Tens of thousands rallied in the Catalan capital on Wednesday for “Diada,” Catalonia’s national day, in a colorful pro-independence […]

Bra-vo? Barcelona says public pools should allow women to swim topless

Officials stressed that the practice of “going topless” has in fact never been prohibited, and that the Office for Non-Discrimination (OND) had penned a report on the matter as a reminder to centers which may have their own, unofficial dress codes. Also on rt.com Munich’s topless women spark heated debate about nudity as temperatures soar […]

Letter From Catalonia: Barcelona’s Occupy Mayor Wins A Second Term

Letter From Catalonia: Barcelona’s Occupy Mayor Wins A Second Term Above Photo: Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau and supporters. Credit: Daniel Bartolomé. Three weeks after appearing to lose her re-election bid, Barcelona’s leftist mayor Ada Colau won another four-year term Saturday. Colau narrowly lost the popular vote (21.3% to 20.7%) on May 26 to Ernest Maragall of […]

Barcelona LGBTQ+ organisation cancels Eurovision party in solidarity with Palestinians

Barcelona’s long-established LGBTQIA organisation El Casal Lambda has cancelled this year’s edition of its annual Eurovision party at the city’s primary LGBTQIA centre, and joined over 100 LGBTQIA groups boycotting the contest in Tel Aviv, in solidarity with Palestinian human rights. In a statement on Wednesday, El Casal Lambda said they had cancelled the event, […]

Four injured after car rams into crowd in Barcelona

     Local police report that two people, including a minor, were injured in the incident which ostensibly occured after the driver had lost control of the vehicle and drove it onto the sidewalk, colliding with several parked motorcycles. A driver in Barcelona reportedly lost control of his vehicle and veered it onto the sidewalk on […]

Opera icon & ‘Barcelona’ singer Montserrat Caballe dies at 85

The 85-year-old diva was admitted to the Hospital Sant Pau since late last month, to receive help for a chronic gallbladder issue. However, Caballe’s family requested the exact cause of death not be released, hospital spokesman Abraham del Moral told AP. Her funeral is scheduled for Monday. “The great lady of the opera, a legend of universal […]

Riot police clash with pro-independence protesters in Barcelona (PHOTO, VIDEO)

Crowds took to the streets on Saturday to stage a counter-protest against a demonstration in support of the Spanish national police (Policia Nacional) and Civil Guard (Guardia Civil) in Barcelona. The latter two unleashed a violent crackdown during last year’s independence referendum in Catalonia. Dramatic pictures from Saturday’s rally show officers in riot gear facing […]

African Migrants Sever US Tourist’s Femoral Artery In Barcelona

An American tourist has been attacked and seriously injured by a gang of African migrant street sellers in Barcelona, Spain, who took objection to his defense of a woman being harassed by the migrants.  According to police sources, the migrant street sellers, known as “manteros” in Barcelona, brutally attacked the US tourist, at 21:50 on […]

Thousands rally for unity with Spain in Barcelona (WATCH LIVE)

The pro-unity demonstration on Sunday was organized by the Catalan Civil Society group. The same organization was behind a similar mass rally in Barcelona three weeks ago, when police estimated around 350,000 people took to the streets. Organizers then claimed the figure was over 900,000. The current march aims to defend Spain’s unity and reject […]

‘We’re the f***ing law here’: Rowdy off-duty Spanish cops cause ruckus in Barcelona bar

The bar’s owners called the Mossos d’Esquadra, the police force of Catalonia, after being shocked at the aggression and destruction being caused by the group of customers. On arrival, the local police discovered that the trouble-makers were actually off-duty Spanish policemen. ‘Fake pics, limited use of force’: Spanish FM downplays police violence during Catalonia vote […]

Deadline expired: Madrid on collision course with Barcelona

nsnbc : Spain’s federal government in Madrid has insisted that it will suspend Catalonia’s autonomy after the Catalan government refused to drop the bid […]

“Total Stoppage”: Barcelona Paralyzed By General Strike, Barricades As Protesters Take To The Streets

“Total Stoppage”: Barcelona Paralyzed By General Strike, Barricades As Protesters Take To The Streets Zero Hedge Oct 3, 2017 The Catalan rebellion escalated on Tuesday, resulting in a day of “total stoppage” for the Catalan capital, in which Barcelona metro stations were closed, pickets blocked main roads and civil servants walked out on Tuesday in […]

BARCELONA: New Revelations, More Challenging Questions Remain

21st Century Wire says… The events of last weeks attacks in Barcelona and Cambrils continue to unravel into a myriad of complexity concerning key players and ‘whodunnit’. It is now understood that the deceased so called ‘imam’ of the cell, Albdelbaki Es Satty, was previously ruled as ‘no real threat’ as far back as 2015. Two […]

UPDATE: Barcelona Attack

Spanish authorities say Younes Abouyaaqoub was driving the van that killed 13 people in Barcelona. (Photo: Mossos d’Esquadra/Catalan Police) On Monday it was reported that Younes Abouyaaqoub, the terrorist suspected of driving the van that killed 13 people in Barcelona last week, was shot dead by Catalonian police. A 14th fatality occurred when Abouyaaqoub stabbed and carjacked […]

Barcelona attack: Thousands of Muslims march against Isis chanting ‘Not in my name’

Twitter screenshot Members of the Muslim community in Barcelona have taken to the streets chanting “not in my name” following the devastating terror attack. At least 14 people were killed in the twin terror attacks, after a van was driven into the crowd on the busy street of Las Ramblas in central Barcelona and a car rammed into […]

1,000s of Muslims march against terrorism in Barcelona after van attack (PHOTOS)

READ MORE: Barcelona attack prime suspect killed, all 12 terrorists dead or in custody – police Muslim communities of Barcelona gathered on Monday evening at the square to support the victims and condemn Islamist terrorism, El Pais reported. People from across the city began flocking to the venue, reaching more than 2,500 by 7pm local […]

UK gov orders tighter checks on car and van hire rentals after Barcelona terror

     Ministers have expressed concern at how easily extremists can hire vans and cars in the wake of the Barcelona attack British drivers will face extra checks when renting cars and vans to ensure they are not extremists in the wake of a string of deadly terror attacks using vehicles. Ministers are ordering the crackdown […]

‘I prefer him in prison or dead:’ Mother of Barcelona attack suspect calls on him to surrender

“I would like him to return, to stop what he has been doing. I’m not responsible for all that. I want him to surrender to police. I prefer him to be in prison or even dead rather than killing other people,” the woman told French broadcaster BFM TV on Monday. Barcelona attack suspect remains at […]

Alleged Barcelona attack driver still at large, identified as Younes Abouyaaqoub

nsnbc : Authorities in Spain stated on Monday that they believe the driver responsible for the death of 13 people in a ramming attack […]

Police find over 120 gas canisters for ‘one or more’ attacks in Barcelona

     According to police, some 120 gas canisters found for “one or more” attacks in the Spanish city of Barcelona in the region of Catalonia. According to the Catalan police chief, Thursday’s attack hasn’t been “committed on the full scale” because explosives had been destroyed as a result of an accidental blast in Alcanar a […]

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