Spain: Catalan independence movement stages mass protest in Barcelona


Demonstrators marched en masse through Barcelona in protest at the trial of Catalan independence leaders.

Some 200,000 people are estimate to have taken to the streets, waving Catalan flags and showing solidarity with 12 leaders on trial.

The trial, at Madrid’s Supreme Court, follows Catalonia’s independence referendum and failed attempt to breakaway from Spain in October 2017.

Regional government spokesperson Elsa Artadi gave a brief interview at the protest.

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