Catalans Rally in Barcelona Amid Declaration of Independence (VIDEO)

Catalans Rally in Barcelona Amid Declaration of Independence (VIDEO)
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AFP 2017/ PAU BARRENA Europe17:36 27.10.2017(updated 17:59 27.10.2017) Get short URL114110

The Catalan parliament has voted in favor of declaring independence from Spain. Madrid in its turn has voted to impose direct rule on the region.

The Spanish Senate approved invoking Article 155 of the Constitution, thus suspending Catalonia’s status as an autonomy.

On October 1, some 90 percent of voters cast their ballots in support of sovereignty during Catalonia’s independence referendum. Spain’s government did not recognize it.

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