Clashes have erupted in Barcelona, the site of the biggest protests following the arrest of Catalonia's former president Carles Puigdemont. Spanish prosecutors had charged him with sedition in the wake of the region's vote for independence.
Spanish state prosecutors are seeking long jail sentences for nine leaders of Catalonia's independence movement. But a separate body of attorneys also involved in the case is being milder in its demands.
There were arrests and injuries after Catalan separatists threw colored powder, ran at police lines and clashed with a pro-police rally. The Barcelona events came just days before the anniversary of the referendum.
Activists across the region occupied railway tracks, central streets and key motorways in protest against Madrid. One year on, Catalonia shows no sign of forgetting its quashed bid for independence.
Police in Barcelona said roughly one million people have taken to the streets for the region's "Diada" day. Catalan separatists are hoping to build momentum for a new independence bid after last year's failed attempt.
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