450,000 persons protest the refusal of Catalonia regional government

Some 450,000 people took to the streets of Barcelona on Saturday, local police said, after Spain moved to dismiss Catalonia’s regional government to thwart its leaders’ independence bid.

Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont was among the huge crowds filling the streets around the Paseo de Gracia Boulevard, with many chanting “independence” and “freedom”.

Source: ( AFP )

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