Coronavirus: Anti-lockdown protesters clash with police in Barcelona

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Coronavirus: Anti-lockdown protesters clash with police in Barcelona

Protesters angered over the latest COVID-19 measures in Barcelona, Spain took to the streets on Friday and clashed with police as they objected to the restrictions.

About 50 demonstrators threw bricks and fireworks at police, while some fires were also set on roads.

Earlier in the day, about 700 people staged a peaceful demonstration, with the violence erupting in the evening.

Spain imposed a state of emergency earlier this week to try and halt the rise of infections. The state of emergency grants regional authorities the power to limit freedom of movement through lockdowns and curfews, with bars and restaurants closed since mid-October but a new 10 p.m. local time curfew.

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