we defend the republic» Spain: 'No to 155' — Catalan independence supporters block one of Barcelona's main streets At least 150 protesters gathered at Carrer de Sants street in Barcelona, Wednesday, as a part of region-wide strike calling for release of the jailed Catalan leaders. People held banners reading 'No to 155 [Article 155 of Spanish Constitution]', 'From the neighborhoods we defend... Еще the Republic', 'Free political prisoners', chanting, clapping, blocking the street. Police were also present, observing the demonstration. The protest is a part of region-wide strike calling for release of the jailed Catalan leaders. The general strike was called after Spain voted to approve Article 155 of the Constitution and impose direct rule on Catalonia.