Street clashes spur Catalan leader to call for Madrid talks

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Catalonia’s pro-independence regional chief Quim Torra called for talks with Spain’s central government on Saturday to try to defuse unrest triggered by the jailing of separatist leaders.

Barcelona suffered its worst night of disturbances in decades on Friday as masked youths blocked roads with blazing garbage bins and hurled rocks at security forces, who responded by firing repeated rounds of smoke grenades and tear gas.

Catalonia is a semi-autonomous region with some 7.5 million inhabitants who have their own language, parliament and flag. It is...


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Street clashes spur Catalan leader to call for Madrid talks


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