Crowds clash with riot police in Barcelona as ex-Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont detained in Germany


Catalan capital barcelona has been filled with protests this weekend break out in barcelona between protesters and police after spain's supreme court ruled that twenty five catalan separatists would be put on trial for rebellion and for disobeying the state they helped organize referendum last year and then declared independence a move spain considered illegal many have been behind bars since then now they're separatist leader carlos pooch demont has been detained as well in germany he's been in exile in neighboring belgium and spain had issued a new european arrest warrant it's up to germany now to extradite him pooch mont faces thirty years in prison if convicted in spain for npr news i'm laren fryer in madrid and from washington you're listening to npr news this is wnyc i'm shumita basu in new york tens of thousands of people thronged midtown manhattan yesterday to protest gun violence as part of the global march for our lives movement one of those joining in was palam resident mary lou montalto her fourteen year old granddaughter genome on tall tow was killed in last month's mass shooting at marjory stoneman douglas high school in parkland florida today to celebrate her life and because i know that being the caring loving person that she was she would want everyone to put down their guns she said the days message was a simple one vote to make our school safer yesterday's events also included a rally and a voter registration drive poor new jersey immigrants facing deportation could get access to legal aid under a two point one million dollar cash infusion in democratic governor phil murphy's proposed budget progressive groups and advocates for legal aid have applauded the proposal while some republicans question it's affordability if it is approved new jersey could join other democrat lead states like new york and california that are providing legal help to poor immigrants new york last year announced a public private partnership aimed at helping imigrants california pledged thirty million dollars mostly in legal help for young immigrants there's a chance we'll see snow showers as the day get started that'll turn into a chance of rain this afternoon highs near forty three degrees tonight lows around thirty two it's forty degrees out right now at ten six support for npr comes from the wallace foundation fostering improvements in learning and enrichment for disadvantaged children and the vitality of the arts for everyone ideas at wallace foundation dot org.

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