Thosands of pro-Catalan protesters gathered at Pl. Universitat, Barcelona, on Tuesday for a demonstration in support of the independence referendum and against the police violence that took place on Sunday. The gathering was held at the same time as a general strike across Catalonia. All types of people joined forces at the protest, from longshoremen to firemen to students. Catalonia held a... Еще referendum on October 1 to decide on the region’s independence, with the Spanish government deeming the action 'illegal' and 'unconstitutional'. At least 893 people and 33 police officers were reportedly injured during Sunday’s independence referendum.