Thousands of people gathered in front of the City Council of Barcelona, Friday, to demand the release of the Catalan Government leaders who had been jailed following a referendum on the region's independence. Protesters chanted «Puigdemont is our president» and «It's not justice, it's dictatorship». One protrester cried, “I think that political imprisonment shouldn't exist. I think everyone... Еще can think what they want and they shouldn't go to jail for that. I find it fatal.” Another protester said that Catalan leaders were legitimately elected by the people, adding that they “shouldn’t spend a single day” in prison.