According to organizers, 800,000 people took to the streets of Barcelona to demand secession.

On Catalan National Day, according to the police, 115,000 people went out, while 800,000 people, according to organizers, took to the streets of Barcelona demanding secession from Spain.

“We are here to make clear to the Spanish state: nothing is over and will not be over until we become independent,” declared Dolores Filho, the main organizer of the event, the Catalan National Assembly (ANC), a civic political organization. In his boss’s speech.

Referring to the current Catalan leaders, he stressed: If they do not know how to achieve Catalan independence, they should make way for others and call for elections in the region.

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He said that in the political situation after Spain’s general elections in July, support for the Catalan independence parties is also necessary to form the government.

He called on the two parties that make up the Catalan regional government, the Catalan Republican Left (ERC) and the Together for Catalonia (Junts) formations, to demand the legitimacy of the result of the independence referendum held on October 1, 2017, which was declared unconstitutional, in exchange for their support.

He added that the Catalan Parliament must declare acceptance of the Declaration of Independence and suspend it as valid.

He added, “Any agreement in Madrid will not make sense unless it has a direct impact on winning Catalan independence.”

The demonstrators marched in Plaza España, one of Barcelona’s central squares, waving Catalan independence flags and holding banners. In addition to the numerous banners demanding independence, there were also banners criticizing the current Catalan separatist government, such as “Aragon, you are doing nothing!” Or “Resign!”. With captions.

A group of masked youth burned effigies of Catalan President Pere Aragonés and Jaume Colboni, Barcelona’s new socialist mayor.

According to the latest official poll commissioned by the Catalan government, published in July, support for the independence movement in the region has declined. 52% of those surveyed do not support secession from Spain, while 42% answered yes to the question.

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