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Catalans stage vigils ahead of trials

LOSING MOMENTUM:Protests are planned in Spain and abroad as 12 separatist politicians go on trial on Tuesday, but independence protests have seen falling participation

AFP, BARCELONA, Spain

Separatist parties and associations have vowed to stage a wave of protests during the trial, starting with demonstrations on Tuesday and Saturday in Barcelona, followed by a general strike across Catalonia on Thursday next week. A major protest is scheduled in Madrid on March 16.

Protests are also planned outside of Spain, in Berlin, Paris, Brussels and London.

“In the end, they are judging all of us. They are judging an entire people and its right to self-determination,” Catalan President Quim Torra said last month at an event with relatives of the jailed leaders.

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