Protesters Clash in Barcelona as Spain Celebrates its National Day

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Clashes broke out between two small groups of protesters in central Barcelona on October 12 as Spain celebrated its national day, local media reported.

Video footage shows chairs being thrown in Plaça de Catalunya. 20 Minutos reported that police had opened an investigation into the incident and had identified several people involved.

The clash came as 65,000 people took part in Thursday’s march to mark Spain’s national day amid an ongoing controversy following the suspension of the declaration of independence by the Catalan president Carles Puigdemont, El País. Credit: Twitter/Andrea Alcón via Storyful