Tens of thousands of people gathered in Central Barcelona to protest against the plans of the leaders of Catalonia to declare independence after unrecognized referendum in which 90% of voters voted for secession from Spain. Reported by the BBC.

On the eve of Saturday rallies in support of the unity of Spain took place in the capital and other major cities. Organizers in Barcelona called Sunday rally the silent majority, which opposes the referendum.

Opponents of the separation of Catalonia said that on the morning local TV channels instead of the rally showed the Montserrat monastery.

2 October 2017, the European Commission said a referendum in Catalonia is illegal, as it was not conducted according to the Constitution of Spain.

Earlier today it was reported that the Head of Catalonia Carles Pujdeme will perform in the regional Parliament next Tuesday, October 10, a statement on the outcome of the referendum.

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy announced that in the event of further threats from the leaders of Catalonia to declare independence, the Spanish authorities may suspend the regional autonomy of the region.



In Barcelona today protested against the independence of Catalonia 08.10.2017

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