On Wednesday, December 18, there were riots during the match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid, after the appearance of the demonstrators, members of the Tsunami Democràtic, leaving 10 detainees and 63 injured, 39 of them Mossos d’Esquadra, according to the AFP agency.
Due to the announcement of a possible concentration of the separatist group, the event had more than 3 thousand police officers; however, the revolt began to turn violent when the Azulgrana fans faced the members of the separatist group.
In the streets near the stadium, containers were set on fire and barricades were created, which caused firefighters to reduce the fire. Inside the stadium, members of the Democratic Tsunami held banners with the slogan «Spain, sit and talk» and threw yellow balls to the playing field. Meanwhile, police officers tried to control the protesters with batons and weapons loaded with rubber bullets.
As recalled, the classic between the Azulgrana and the Whites had already been postponed in October for fear of a possible violent event by various independence groups.
Against the sentence of the process:
These revolts have occurred since mid-October, following the sentence of the procés, in which 9 Catalan independence leaders were granted up to 13 years in prison for the crimes of sedition and embezzlement.
This ruling has triggered for several months the irruption of the Catalan extremist groups in different parts of the city of Barcelona, such as the Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat Airport and the Sants station, as well as other stations in the autonomous community of Catalonia.