Spain: Pro-independence supporters turn out for final rally before vote

Thousands of pro-independence supporters turned out for a final rally on the Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina in Barcelona, Friday, in support of the independence referendum which is set to take place on October 1. Despite the fact that the Spanish government deemed the referendum «illegal», pro-independence protesters remained optimistic about a favourable outcome. One pro-independence... Еще supporter said, «On October 1, the hope is that we will vote, that somehow people can at least vote, and that everything will change.» Another supporter expressed, «I think the police will let us vote finally because the strength of the people can't be stopped.» Thousands of extra police officers have been drafted in from across the country to prevent Catalan citizens from casting their votes on Sunday.

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