Spain: Pro-independence activists distribute 20,000 'Freedom' banners at FC Barcelona match

Activists campaigning on behalf of incarcerated pro-independence Catalan leaders gave away 20,000 banners reading 'Freedom' to FC Barcelona fans, ahead of the team's home game against Celta Vigo at the Nou Camp on Thursday. Dozens of activists from the Assemblea Nacional Catalana (ANC) and Omnium Cultural stood at the gates of the stadium, and gave yellow banners to those entering the venue... Еще. «We think, as well as Omnium do, that they [Catalan pro-independence leaders] are unfairly jailed and we are doing this because this is a great way of showing the public that those people are being treated unfairly,» said Coordinator from the Assemblea Nacional Catalana (ANC) Francesc Cara. «I don't know if it will have any effect, but at least they will see us. The match is going to be watched in all of Spain and Europe. Let them see it, let them show that we protest and that we are with them [the political prisoners],» said one fan named Victor.

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