Spain: Thousands attend fundraising concert in support of jailed Catalan leaders

A fundraising concert to raise money in support of jailed Catalan independence leaders brought together thousands of people in Barcelona on Saturday. According to reports, over 45,000 tickets were sold for the event that took place at the Lluis Companys Stadium. Catalan officials were also present. Omnium Cultural's Marcel Mauri explained his position. «This state repression, the fact that... Еще there are political prisoners forces us to take these actions,» he stated. Agusti Alcoberro, vice-president of the Catalan National Assembly, said: «we understand that if they have to pay a security deposit, we will try to pay it.» People came with banners reading «Freedom» and unfurled Catalan separatist flags.

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