Spain jails Catalonia independence leaders for 13 years
So how well did the decision to lock up nine senior figures from Catalonia’s independence movement go down? Well the protest fires burning on the streets of Barcelona tell you everything you need to know.
The anger was stoked in large part because the jail sentences were between nine and 13 years, which was seen as extremely harsh given the crimes.
The ensuing violence has been so bad, they’ve even had to move Spain’s biggest football match, the El Clasico, where the government upstarts Real Madrid take on the freedom fighters of Barcelona.