Saturday, November 6, 2010

Protests in Spain against the Pope's visit this weekend

The Pontiff will be in Santiago de Compostela on Saturday and Barcelona on Sunday

There have been protests in Barcelona and Santiago de Compostela ahead of the Pope’s visit to the cities this weekend.

In Santiago de Compostela there were some violent incidents between 50 or so protestors and the police who intervened as the protest did not have official permission.

In Barcelona the protest which attracted 2,500 according to the Guardia Urbana, or 10,000 according to the organisers, demonstrated peacefully ‘in defence of atheism’, in the Plaza Sant Jaume, using the slogan ‘I’m not waiting to see you’. Some of the banners read ‘Children come, the priests have fled’. READ MORE

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