Weekend protests in Catalonia, in pictures

Confrontations between the police and the protesters in Barcelona.
Confrontations between the police and the protesters in Barcelona.Lluis Gene (AFP)
Police officers try to disperse hundreds of protesters in Urquinaona square in Barcelona on Saturday.
Police officers try to disperse hundreds of protesters in Urquinaona square in Barcelona on Saturday.Enric Fontcuberta (EFE)
An officer hits a protester during this Saturday‘s protest in Barcelona.
An officer hits a protester during this Saturday‘s protest in Barcelona.Josep Lago (AFP)
A moment of tension between protesters and officers during Saturday‘s protest.
A moment of tension between protesters and officers during Saturday‘s protest.Jon Nazca (REUTERS)
Around 6,000 people took part in a protest on Saturday to call for the resignation of the regional interior minister, Miquel Buch.
Around 6,000 people took part in a protest on Saturday to call for the resignation of the regional interior minister, Miquel Buch.Enric Fontcuberta (EFE)
Urquinaona square was the epicenter of the protests on Saturday. Protesters threw objects at police officers, while others tried to stop them from building barricades. "This is not the way," they said.
Urquinaona square was the epicenter of the protests on Saturday. Protesters threw objects at police officers, while others tried to stop them from building barricades. "This is not the way," they said.Jesús Diges (EFE)
A police officer tries to take down a barricade during Saturday‘s protest in Barcelona.
A police officer tries to take down a barricade during Saturday‘s protest in Barcelona.Juan Medina (REUTERS)
A group of protesters take part in a sit-in in Urquinaona square in Barcelona on Saturday.
A group of protesters take part in a sit-in in Urquinaona square in Barcelona on Saturday.Alvaro García
A barricade is est on fire between Urquinaona square and Pau Claris street in Barcelona during a protest on Saturday against the Supreme Court that sentenced nine Catalan separatists to jail.
A barricade is est on fire between Urquinaona square and Pau Claris street in Barcelona during a protest on Saturday against the Supreme Court that sentenced nine Catalan separatists to jail.EUROPA PRESS
The protest on Saturday was called by the pro-independence groups, the Committees to Defend the Republic (CDR), and the anti-capitalist CUP party. In this photo, a protester holds a sign with the message: “We are peaceful people.”
The protest on Saturday was called by the pro-independence groups, the Committees to Defend the Republic (CDR), and the anti-capitalist CUP party. In this photo, a protester holds a sign with the message: “We are peaceful people.”Álvaro García
Hundreds of people stand behind the police cordon near the city's High Court of Justice during a protest in Barcelona on Saturday.
Hundreds of people stand behind the police cordon near the city's High Court of Justice during a protest in Barcelona on Saturday.Álvaro García
Protesters take down a restaurant umbrella to use for a barricade during Saturday‘s protest.
Protesters take down a restaurant umbrella to use for a barricade during Saturday‘s protest.Álvaro García
Protesters clash with police during Saturday‘s protest in Barcelona.
Protesters clash with police during Saturday‘s protest in Barcelona.Álvaro García
Protesters organize a demonstration called ”Picnic for the Republic” in Barcelona on Saturday. In this photo, a protester holds a sign with the message: “The dictatorship is not reusable.”
Protesters organize a demonstration called ”Picnic for the Republic” in Barcelona on Saturday. In this photo, a protester holds a sign with the message: “The dictatorship is not reusable.”Álvaro García
Protesters throw bags of trash in front of the security cordon outside the central government‘s delegate building in Barcelona on Sunday.
Protesters throw bags of trash in front of the security cordon outside the central government‘s delegate building in Barcelona on Sunday. Álvaro García
Protesters take part in a demonstration on Sunday near Barcelona‘s police headquarters.
Protesters take part in a demonstration on Sunday near Barcelona‘s police headquarters. Álvaro García
Confrontations between the police and the protesters in Barcelona.
Confrontations between the police and the protesters in Barcelona.Lluis Gene (AFP)
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