“In Catalonia, thousands of people came out to March in support of detained supporters of independence

– Thousands of people took part in the demonstration in Barcelona, which was held on Saturday under the slogan “Freedom for Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Quiero! Rights and freedoms!”, according to Spanish newspaper La Vanguardia.

Sanchez and Quixar – the leaders of the National Catalan Assembly and movement “Omnium Department” – had previously been detained under the decision of the Central government of Spain.

The audience shouted slogans about freedom and the independence of Catalonia, and the Catalan TV channel TV3 and Catalunya Radio. People came to the rally with flags of Catalonia and flags of the supporters of independence for this Autonomous community of Spain. The event was attended by the representatives of Catalonia, the Catalan parties and the administration of Barcelona.

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At 21:00 local time (22:00 Moscow time) is expected to be the speech of the President of the Generalitat (the Executive government of Catalonia) Carles Pokdemon, who will answer announced earlier on Saturday to the measures of the Spanish government.

The government of Spain at an emergency meeting on Saturday took the decision on the application of article 155 of the Spanish Constitution the Autonomous community of Catalonia. In accordance with this article all around Catalonia can be removed from power, and leadership in this Autonomous community of Spain will carry out a representative appointed by Madrid, and then in Catalonia after the election.

According to the Prime Minister of Spain, Mariano Rajoy, “this measure is applied to restore the rule of law, normal functioning, recovery and elections in Catalonia”.

Now the decision of the Spanish government needs the approval of the Senate. Session dedicated to this issue scheduled for October 27.

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