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Violent clashes between riot police and protesters during general strike in Catalonia

Catalan riot police clashed with protesters in Barcelona during a general strike in the Spanish region today (February 21). Footage shows chaotic scenes as riot police charged against demonstrators who responded by throwing objects at the officers. Demonstrators blocked major roads and train tracks across the northeastern region. The action was organised by unions of pro-independence workers and students to back Catalonia's secession from Spain.
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