Meanwhile, the Democratic Tsunami movement (TD) and the Defense Committees of the Republic (CDR) blocked an international highway to demand freedom for nine activists convicted of sedition after the 2017 Referendum whereby the Catalans expressed their desire to separate from Spain.
Their demonstration takes place just a few days after a national election in Spain that delivered a deeply fragmented parliament, which offers Catalan pro-independence parties a chance to play a role in unblocking the political stalemate in Madrid.
Catalan’s government president Quim Torra on Wednesday defended the activists' highway blockade and criticized police repression, which became violent nearby cities such as La Jonquera and Salt.
"This country guarantees the right to protest. What proposal does Spain have for Catalonia?" Torra asked and made a tacit reference to the agreement reached between the Spanish Socialist Workers' Party (PSOE) and the left-wing party We Can (Podemos).
"End the repression, make a proposal and let us defend our self-determination."