Police and Protesters Clash in Fourth Night of Unrest on Barcelona Streets

Protesters and police clashed for the fourth consecutive night in Barcelona and other Catalonian cities on October 17-18.

There were running skirmishes involving riot gear-equipped police as fires burned on the streets around the city centre. It followed a reported 80 injuries and 33 arrests during Wednesday night’s unrest.

The pro-Catalan protests began demonstrations on Monday when the Spanish supreme court jailed several independence leaders on charges of sedition.

The Catalan president, Quim Torra, has blamed the violence and vandalism on malcontents infiltrating and trying to “harm the image” of the independence movement. Credit: Félix Eroles via Storyful