Spain: Thousand rally at University of Barcelona in favour of referendum

Thousands of demonstrators rallied outside the University of Barcelona to show their support for the upcoming Catalan independence referendum on October 1, Sunday. The Spanish government in Madrid are continuing their attempts to block the referendum, leading to an outcry as the Catalan government gears up to go ahead with the vote. Those attending included Jordi Sanchez, President of the... Еще Catalan National Assembly, Jordi Cuixart, President of Omnium Cultural, an organisation which promotes Catalan language and culture, and Carme Forcadell, the Catalan Parliament President. «Catalonia has always defended democracy on the street, from the grassroots, from the towns and cities, now it's at risk, we must do everything to defend it,» said Cuixart.

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