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Over a Million Attend Rally in Barcelona to Call for Catalan Independence on Catalonia National Day

On Sept. 11 Catalonians commemorate Barcelona's capture by Bourbon forces in 1714, during the War of Spanish Succession. Today they highlighted their current struggle for independence and demanded the release of pro-independence politicians who were jailed after the October 2017 independence referendum.
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Over a million Catalonians gathered in Barcelona to celebrate their national day and to demand freedom for the political prisoners taken by the central government after the independence referendum.
Over a million Catalonians gathered in Barcelona to celebrate their national day and to demand freedom for the political prisoners taken by the central government after the independence referendum. Photo:Reuters
Demonstrators form a castell, or human tower.
Demonstrators form a castell, or human tower. Photo:Reuters
The Estelada, the flag symbolically flown by independence supporters, was seen throughout Barcelona.
The Estelada, the flag symbolically flown by independence supporters, was seen throughout Barcelona. Photo:Reuters
Demonstrators carry an image of Oriol Junqueras, former vice-president of Catalonia who was imprisoned on November 2017 on charges of rebellion.
Demonstrators carry an image of Oriol Junqueras, former vice-president of Catalonia who was imprisoned on November 2017 on charges of rebellion. Photo:Reuters
Catalonia has historically been at the forefront of the republican struggle against Spanish monarchic rule.
Catalonia has historically been at the forefront of the republican struggle against Spanish monarchic rule. Photo:Reuters
Catalonian farmers also joined the demonstration.
Catalonian farmers also joined the demonstration. Photo:Reuters
Yellow ribbons have also become a powerful symbol for independence supporters.
Yellow ribbons have also become a powerful symbol for independence supporters. Photo:Reuters
Current Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez promised there will be no repression against pro-independence protesters.
Current Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez promised there will be no repression against pro-independence protesters. Photo:Reuters
Published 11 September 2018
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