UK: 'Magical and amazing' — Dozens rally in support of Catalan independence in London

Dozens of pro-Catalan independence demonstrators gathered in London's Piccadilly Circus, Saturday, to voice their support to the Catalan separatist movement, one day after the Catalan regional parliament declared independence from Spain. The demonstrators also protested over the imprisonment of the two Catalan civil society leaders, Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Cuixart, who are detained by the... Еще Spanish government on possible grounds of sedition. Organised by the Catalonian National Assembly in England, the protest referred to Catalonia as a «new country.» «The purpose of the demonstration is making aware all the English and British citizens in London that Catalonia is a new country and that we believe it should be recognized, because we believe in freedoms,» organiser Luis Diaz-Guerra told the rally, adding, «We're building a country for all and this is magical and at the same time amazing. It is a blank book and we're writing it and should be proud of it.» The vote in favour of independence was held hours before the Spanish Senate voted in favour of invoking Article 155. The measure was triggered by Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Saturday October 28, allowing Madrid to establish de facto rule over Catalonia.

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