Protests, clashes in Barcelona after Puigdemont arrest in Germany

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SPAIN-POLITICS-CATALONIA-DEMOProtesters scuffle with riot police blocking the road leading to the central government offices at a demonstration in Barcelona on March 25, 2018 after Catalonia’s former president was arrested by German police. (AFP PHOTO / LLUIS GENE)

The arrest of fugitive former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont sparked protests across the Spanish region of Catalonia.

German authorities arrested the pro-independence figure on a European Arrest Warrant originally withdrawn in December, but reinstated on Friday.

CGTN’s Al Goodman reports.