Over There with Mirella Rastorfer: Spain/Catalonia

 Trade unions in Catalonia led a general strike Tuesday that closed down businesses and led to highway blockages in protest against police violence during the region’s chaotic independence vote.

Huge crowds poured through the streets of Barcelona in the latest act of defiance against the central government and its rejection of Sunday’s referendum that backed Catalonia’s long-held ambitions for autonomy.

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Over There with Mirella Rastorfer: Spain/Catalonia
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