Violent clashes erupt outside the airport in Barcelona, Spain on Monday. AFP The separatists were convicted ofsedition over their role in an illegal independence referendum in 2017. Another three were found guilty ofdisobedience and were fined, but not jailed. All 12 defendants denied thecharges.(BBC) Thousands of Catalan independencesupporters also marched in the city center, blocking some streets and access tometro stations. Large crowds of pro-independenceprotesters clashed with police at Barcelona’s international airport, cancellinga total of 108 flights on Monday, authorities said. SPAIN – Protests erupted in Barcelonaafter the country’s Supreme Court sentenced nine Catalan separatist leadersbetween nine to 13 years in prison.