El Clasico: Protesters clash with riot police outside Nou Camp | Football News 1

Riot police clashed with protesters outside the Nou Camp throughout Wednesday’s match between Barcelona and Real Madrid as authorities sought to maintain Catalonia’s separatist motion from disrupting the sport.

Riot police used batons to drive the group again, some protesters threw objects at officers lined up behind shields, whereas different protesters fought amongst themselves.

Authorities stated 9 individuals had been arrested and Spain’s nationwide information company Efe reported that 12 have been injured.

At least 4 plastic trash cans have been set on fireplace, and a scent of smoke wafted into the Nou Camp.

Inside the stadium some followers held up blue indicators saying ‘Spain, Sit and Talk’ and ‘Freedom’. Others chanted, in Catalan, for political prisoners to be freed.

Those messages referred to the Spanish authorities’s refusal to debate the area’s independence, in addition to the latest imprisonment of 9 of the actions leaders convicted for his or her roles in a failed 2017 secession bid.

The match was halted solely briefly when some followers threw balls onto the sector bearing a message for the Spanish authorities to open a dialogue with the separatists.

Thousands of police and personal safety guards have been deployed in and round stadium.

When the sport ended, followers have been directed to go away through the stadium’s south aspect to keep away from the clashes outside.

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