Separatist protest threatens Barça-Real Madrid clash

Planned protest spots near Nou Camp.
Planned protest spots near Nou Camp. / TWITTER / Tsunami Democràtic
  • The Tsunami Democràtic activist group has warned it will block access to Nou Camp if its messages are banned from the ground

A high-profile Catalan separatist group behind recent street protests has threatened to disrupt the forthcoming 'Clásico' football match between Barcelona and Real Madrid in the Catalan capital next Wednesday, 18 December. The match had already been rescheduled after fears of violence in Catalonia.

In messages over social media, Tsunami Democràtic has called for its supporters to gather at strategic points close to FC Barcelona's Nou Camp stadium and told organisers that if they allow banners into the stadium saying "Spain Sit and Talk", then they will not prevent people entering the stadium.

Tensions were rising this week amid concerns over whether the game could go ahead. The Mossos d'Esquadra regional police have said they are confident they can protect the match.