Spain: Barcelona's 'anti-capitalist' join the push for Catalan separatism on Independence Day

Around 120,000 anti-capitalist Catalans marched through the streets of Barcelona on Monday, part of the mass demonstrations celebrating the region's national day and demanding a referendum for independence. Organised by the left-wing Popular Unity Candidacy (CUP) party, anti-capitalist demonstrators joined Catalan protesters dressed in yellow and carrying Estelada flags, the unofficial flag of... Еще the province, as they marched through the city centre. Speaking to the rally, Deputy of Parliament of Catalonia Anna Gabriel said that «The Catalan Country, and its maximal political freedom, and the possibility of building an alternative economic and social model to colonial patriarchal capitalism aren't possible inside this state and the European Union.» On Wednesday, President of the Generalitat of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont signed a decree officially calling for Catalonia's «self-determination referendum», to be held October 1. Spain's constitutional court ruled to suspend the referendum law the following day. Catalonia's national day, the Diada, marks the fall of Barcelona in the War of the Spanish Succession in 1714 and the region's subsequent loss of institutions and freedoms.

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