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Thousands Of People Protest Catalonia’s Secession From Spain In Barcelona

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Thousands Of People Protest Catalonia’s Secession From Spain In Barcelona

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Hundreds of thousands of people took to the streets of Barcelona on October 8 in protest against the secession from Spain.

The march was organized by the Catalan Civil Society (Societat Civil Catalana), which is supported by political parties in Madrid and which called on people from all over the country to attend the march.

“Catalonia belongs to us all, and not just to the nationalists,” said Alex Ramos from the Catalan Civil Society.

The massive demonstration came as Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy threatened to take “drastic” measures to maintain the integrity of Spain, including using Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution which allows central government to take control of the governance of a region.

“The ideal situation would be that I don’t have to find drastic solutions, but for that to happen there will have to be some rectifications [by Catalan leaders],” Rajoy told El Pais newspapers.

Organisers claimed that around one million people had joined the march, a figure revised downward by Barcelona police to 350,000.

The Catalan independence referendum took place on October 1. 90% of the 2.26 million Catalans who voted chose yes. The turnout was 42.3%, which may signify the fact that those in favor of staying with Spain deemed the vote illegitimate and didn’t vote, as pre-referendum polls have shown a clear 60-40 majority of Catalans in favor of remaining part of Spain. Madrid used police violence in an attempt to prevent the vote.  At least 893 people and 33 police were reported to have been hurt during the attempts to stop the vote by the police. Mariano Rajoy has denied the legitimacy of the referendum.

Catalonia’s two major banks, Sabadell and CaixaBank, have led an exodus of major companies from the region in recent days, increasing pressure on breakaway Catalan leaders to seek a negotiated settlement.

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Solomon Krupacek

Vivat united Spain!

TheLulzWarrior

(((Solomon Krupacek))).

Solomon Krupacek

alltogether 5 000 people. nothing.

btw., barcelona is in spain, therefore can ome everybody from he whole country.alltogether 5 000 people. nothing.

btw., barcelona is in spain, therefore can ome everybody from he whole country.

TheLulzWarrior

Altogether 5000 paid by the state to be there, so western medias can proclaim some Catalans want to remain, same happened after Brexit.

Solomon Krupacek

nothing

Vivat Espana!

hhabana

Good! When I see the protestors and young people dancing like fools for separatism and voicing about getting this or that for free, you know it’s a fools dream.

Crush the rebellion. If they want change, then run for office and work together to better their country.

TheLulzWarrior

These protesters have been bused all the way from Madrid.

Terra Cotta Woolpuller

With less than 43% of the Catalonians they want the other nearly 58% to go separate with them yet they haven’t asked in a legal referendum, so ask them now!

TheLulzWarrior

Dats teh thing, Madrid refused a referendum.

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