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The Latest: Protesters close French-Spanish border crossing


Added 11-11-19 04:03:02am EST - “The Latest on the aftermath of Spain's general election (all times local):” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “The Latest: Protesters close French-Spanish border crossing”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Protesters following a call to action by a secretive pro-Catalan independence group have closed off a major highway border pass between France and Spain.

The Catalan transportation authority says in a tweet that the blockade affects both sides of the AP7 highway at the major transportation hub of La Jonquera.

The action has been claimed by Tsunami Democratic, a group with anonymous leaders that has organized protests through encrypted messaging apps ever since a dozen Catalan separatist leaders were convicted last month for holding an independence referendum two years ago.

In an online statement, Tsunami Democratic says the protest aims to be “a call for the international community to make the Spanish state understand that the only way is to sit down and talk.”

Spain’s looks to set to face months more political uncertainty after the country’s fourth elections in as many years further complicated an already messy political situation, giving no party a clear mandate to govern while the far right became a major parliamentary player for the first time in decades.

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