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Barcelona airport train and metro access briefly blocked over separatist protests

BARCELONA, Oct 14 (Reuters) - Metro and train access to Barcelona's El Prat airport were briefly suspended on Monday over separatist protests after Spain's Supreme Court sentenced nine independence leaders to years in jail.

Both the metro and train have now resumed, the train operator and local police said.

Reuters footage showed police in full riot gear cordoning off dozens of protesters, some of whom were hooded and wearing masks, at one of the airport's access ways.

Airport operator AENA said the airport was operating normally. (Reporting by Joan Faus and Paola Luelmo, writing by Andrei Khalip Editing by Ingrid Melander)