Spain: Catalan protesters rally in solidarity with Puigdemont and against direct rule

Catalan protesters and politicians demonstrated in solidarity with deposed Catalonian President Carles Puigdemont and against Madrid's imposition of direct rule on Catalonia, in Barcelona on Thursday. The protest saw the participation of prominent members of the Catalan National Assembly and Omnium Cultural, as well as Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau. «We understand that only Catalan people can choose... Еще their parliament, and only the Catalan parliament can choose its president, so we understand that our institutions are legitimate,» said Agusti Alcoberro, Vice President of the Catalan National Assembly while talking to the press. «Now the objective is to fight in a peaceful way, we don't know any other way but these actions, this suppression of Article 155, and to continue demanding freedom for Jordi Cuixart and Jordi Sanchez,» stated Marcel Mauri, Omnium Cultural spokesperson.

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