MASS DEMONSTRATION: Catalans protest over trial of separatist leaders

CATALAN separatists took to the streets of Barcelona en masse on Saturday to protest over the trial of 12 independence leaders.

At least 200,000 people, according to the authorities, and as many as half a million, organisers claimed, marched under the banner “self-determination is not a crime”, demanding, “freedom for political prisoners.”

The trial, which got underway last week, relates to the October 2017 referendum on independence from Spain, which the Spanish Government declared illegal.

Catalan Government President Quim Torra headed the march, describing the trial as a “farce”.

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Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.

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