Catalonia independence row sparks vicious street fight as gang carrying Spanish flag brutally clash with Catalan flag-waving group

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SHOCKING footage shows groups of youngsters fighting on a Barcelona street as tensions over the “illegal” Catalan referendum boil over.

The two sides – one carrying Spanish flags and the other Catalan symbols – traded punches in broad daylight after shouting insults at each other.

 One lad tackles a rival as tow groups of youngsters clash on the streets of Barcelona

One lad tackles a rival as tow groups of youngsters clash on the streets of Barcelona

A police officer on a motorbike ended up on the ground when he tried to intervene.

Local reports said the fight started after a youth from one group spat at another lad.

As well as swinging punches, some of the youngsters were filmed throwing eggs to each other.

The ugly incident happened around 4pm on Tuesday in Barcelona’s upmarket Sarrià-Saint Gervasi neighbourhood.

 The two groups clashed following Sundays divisive Catalan referendum

The two groups clashed following Sundays divisive Catalan referendum
 One of the groups brandished Spain flags while the other had Catalan symbols

One of the groups brandished Spain flags while the other had Catalan symbols
 No one was injured during the brawl and authorities said it was an isolated incident

No one was injured during the brawl and authorities said it was an isolated incident

The youngsters carrying Spanish flags – numbering around 150 – were returning from a demonstration outside the HQ of a local radio station where they chanted slogans against independence.

The other smaller group had come from a pro- independence rally.

The violence – which lasted only a few minutes – was described as an isolated incident and no-one was believed to have been injured.

But it is bound to increase fears for Spain’s future.

Tens of thousands take to the streets of Barcelona protesting at police treatment during Catalonia independence referendum

Spanish police and Guardia Civil have been forced to leave hotels in Catalonia after being harassed by locals.

There have also been public spats between the two forces – controlled by Madrid – and the regional Mossos d’Esquadra force.

Spanish King Felipe Vl declared Sunday’s independence referendum illegal in a national television address last night and called Catalan leaders disloyal.

Catalan President Carles Puigdemont responded by pledging to declare independence within days.

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