Spain: Former Catalan VP Junqueras returns to home town after release from prison

Former vice president of the Catalan government and leader of Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (ERC) was welcomed by supporters in Sant Vicenc dels Horts on Friday after he was released from prison. Footage shows Junqueras greeting his father upon his arrival. He then walked through the streets greeting supporters, until he reached the central square. «I am very grateful to you and I carry you in my heart. Now and always,» said Junqueras from stage. Junqueras is one of the Catalan politicians, imprisoned for between nine and 13 years for crimes of sedition and embezzlement, will be able to enjoy his first night out of prison after two years and eight months behind bars.

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