Independence Supporters Rally in Barcelona (VIDEO)
REUTERS/ Yves HermanEurope19:58 11.11.2017(updated 20:20 11.11.2017) Get short URLTopic: Catalonia Declares Independence: Consequences
The Catalan National Assembly (ANC) and Omnium Cultural groups called for the release of pro-independence officials under arrest. Madrid has charged several Catalan figures with sedition and rebellion, including ousted President Puigdemont who left Spain after the government responded to a declaration of independence by imposing direct rule.
Catalan lawmakers backed the push for independence on October 27 following the results of a referendum on October 1. Madrid dismissed Catalonia’s government, dissolved its parliament and scheduled snap elections for December 21. Several Catalan officials were ordered to be placed in custody.
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Sputnik. Independence Supporters Rally in Barcelona (VIDEO)