Tens of thousands of people filled the Paseo de Gracia in Barcelona on Thursday, as part of a general strike against the trials of Catalan separatist leaders and activists in Madrid's Supreme Court. The protesters held numerous Catalan flags and placards in support of the defendants. «This is a shared struggle for everyone. It is a shared struggle in our country and also in the rest of Spain... Еще,» said journalist Marti Anglada, adding that a similar protest will take place on March 16 in Madrid. The one-day general strike has been organised by a minor regional trade union with the support of other Catalan separatist associations and political parties.