Spain: Thousands rally for Catalonia's independence in Barcelona
- 11 September 2017
Thousands of Catalans are thronging the streets of Barcelona to mark their national day - the "Diada" - and show support for an independence referendum on September 11, 2017. Catalonia's pro-independence government plans to hold the referendum on 1 October, defying Spain which deems it illegal. Catalonia has passed a law to secede from Spain if the vote is Yes.Opinion polls suggest the vote, if it takes place, will be very close.
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