On October 14, 2019, nine leaders of the Catalan independence movement were jailed for over their role during the failed declaration of independence. Events in Catalonia are happening in which the challenge to the law and the courts, the institutional protection of alleged criminals and the conversion of the community Parliament into a sounding board of an absolute insurrection, are the constant tonic. The sentence of the Corte Suprema triggers mass protests throughout the region. Protesters take to the streets in different cities and met with thousands of riot police sent from Madrid. The images that I produced at nightfall from the first day of fighting in the streets want to stimulate political reproaches, guilty researches and a photojournalistic investigation about a new generation of activists who feel gagged while the protests and the paralysis of Catalonia leave the sensation of a dead end, a direct consequence of the route chosen by Spain to solve the problem: police and legal weapons used in a warlike context instead of ballot boxes.