Protester groups cut off several Catalonian roads on Friday, including the N2 near the Spanish-French border, the Ministry of Development said.
This Friday there is a general strike in Catalonia, decreed by the independentist unionsfollowing the announcement of the sentence of the politicians involved in the "Process" and sentenced to up to 13 years in prison.
Government sources told EFE that protesters cut AP-7 in both directions in the Jonquera (Girona) area and AP-2 is cut at kilometer 179 in the Lleida area.
The N-249 is also cut off where, according to the Ministry of Development, tires are being burned in the middle of the road.
Protesters also cut N-2 near the French border.
In the city of Barcelona, several arteries have already been partially closed to circulation because of the protests that are expected to last throughout the day.
According to the authorities (Guardia Urbana) traffic will be restricted on Avenida Meridiana and Ronda del Litoral as well as at one of Barcelona's entrances in Lobregat.
The minimum services provided on the subway and bus services, as well as on Renfe trains, functioned normally in the early hours of the day.
Transports Metropolitans Barcelona (TMB) sources told the EFE news agency that the subway and bus services are operating on a "minimum service" basis and that there were no incidents in public transport.
In Girona, a group of protesters gathered around 06:00 (Lisbon) at the high-speed train (AVE) train station, but the area is protected by a police device.
Near the station, protesters vandalized the Finance Ministry delegation by spraying paint against the walls of the building.
The "Marches for Freedom" organized by the ANC and Òmnium Cultural associations will join the demonstrations of the general strike today in Barcelona.
The marches began on Wednesday at five points in Catalonia: Girona, Vic, Tàrrega and Tarragona and drive to the capital of the autonomous region via highways.
Meanwhile, autonomous region police (Mossos d'Esquadra) reported that at least 11 people were arrested overnight in Catalonia.
The provisional assessment concerns arrests made during clashes between police and protesters in Tarragona, Girona and Barcelona.
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