Hundreds of people coming from all over the Basque Country gathered in Beasain and formed a huge human chain in support of the Catalan independence, Sunday. Residents from various Basque villages, including those of Ordizia and Lazkao, joined hands across the streets and the squares of Beasain. Later that day, all demonstrators gathered in the main square, where they sang, held each other by the... Еще arms and listened to public speeches. One of the speakers addressing the crowd said, «We send all our strength and support from here [to Catalonia]. We are all Catalonia. We are with you.» Catalonia held a referendum on October 1 to decide on the region's independence, with the Spanish government deeming the action 'illegal' and 'unconstitutional.' On Saturday, Rajoy announced the enactment of Article 155 of the Spanish Constitution, which allows for the direct rule of Catalonia by Madrid.