Spain: Fans prepare to protest for Catalan leaders at Barcelona-Sevilla match

Volunteers were seen handing out banners to fans with a message calling for freedom of the imprisoned Catalan leaders, outside Barcelona FC stadium Camp Nou, on Saturday night, before the kick-off of the match between Barcelona and Sevilla. All the banners finished as fans were still entering the stadium. One of the volunteers explained the action: «It's planned that in the 17th minute [of the... Еще game], specifically at the 17 minute and 14 second-mark, because the year 1714 is when Catalonia lost its freedom, people shout 'Independence'.» Inside the stadium, huge banners reading 'Justice' were raised, as the crowed chanted in opposition to the imprisonment of Catalan leaders. On Thursday, Spanish National Court ordered to take former Catalan vice-president Oriol Junqueras as well as seven other former Generalitat counsellors into custody.

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