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In photos: Third day of street protests in Catalonia

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Barcelona was hit by more unrest when violent protesters burned a dozen vehicles, set up barricades and hurled incendiary weapons at riot officers

  • Thousands of protesters gather in Gran Via avenue in Barcelona for a demonstration organized by the pro-independence group, Committees for the Defense of the Republic (CDR).
    1Thousands of protesters gather in Gran Via avenue in Barcelona for a demonstration organized by the pro-independence group, Committees for the Defense of the Republic (CDR).
  • Protesters at the demonstration in Barcelona throw toilet paper into the air using the slogan: “There isn’t enough toilet paper for so much crap!”
    2Protesters at the demonstration in Barcelona throw toilet paper into the air using the slogan: “There isn’t enough toilet paper for so much crap!”
  • Protesters form a barricade using planters during a protest in Barcelona against the Supreme Court ruling, which sentenced nine separatist leaders to prison for sedition.
    3Protesters form a barricade using planters during a protest in Barcelona against the Supreme Court ruling, which sentenced nine separatist leaders to prison for sedition. REUTERS
  • A person tries to extinguish a burning car, on the third consecutive day of protests against the Supreme Court ruling.
    4A person tries to extinguish a burning car, on the third consecutive day of protests against the Supreme Court ruling. (REUTERS)
  • A protester throws a rock during the third day of protests in Barcelona.
    5A protester throws a rock during the third day of protests in Barcelona. AP
  • A group of people raise their arms in front of a fire during a protest in Barcelona. More than 50 fires were registered in the downtown area, according to city officials.
    6A group of people raise their arms in front of a fire during a protest in Barcelona. More than 50 fires were registered in the downtown area, according to city officials.
  • Protesters move trash containers to form a barricade.
    7Protesters move trash containers to form a barricade. AFP
  • Thousands of protesters take to the streets of Barcelona to demonstrate against the Supreme Court ruling.
    8Thousands of protesters take to the streets of Barcelona to demonstrate against the Supreme Court ruling. REUTERS
  • Firefighters put out fires set by protesters in Barcelona.
    9Firefighters put out fires set by protesters in Barcelona.
  • Independence supporters during a so-called “March for freedom” in Berga (Lleida).
    10Independence supporters during a so-called “March for freedom” in Berga (Lleida).
  • The march on Wednesday cut off Catalonia’s two main highways: the AP-7 and the A-2, as well as four other highways. This image shows the protesters marching from Berga (Barcelona).
    11The march on Wednesday cut off Catalonia’s two main highways: the AP-7 and the A-2, as well as four other highways. This image shows the protesters marching from Berga (Barcelona).
  • Students from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) protest against the Supreme Court sentence.
    12Students from the Autonomous University of Barcelona (UAB) protest against the Supreme Court sentence.
  • A large ‘estelada’ – the unofficial flag adopted by supporters of Catalan independence – is unfolded by protesters during a march along the N-11 highway in Vilobí d’Onyar (Girona).
    13A large ‘estelada’ – the unofficial flag adopted by supporters of Catalan independence – is unfolded by protesters during a march along the N-11 highway in Vilobí d’Onyar (Girona).