THOUSANDS OF PEOPLE ARE DEMONSTRATING IN BARCELONA ON SUNDAY FOR UNITY AND AGAINST DECLARING CATALAN INDEPENDENCE

Thousands of people are demonstrating in Barcelona on Sunday for unity and against declaring Catalan independence, ABC informs. The Catalan Parliament adopted a resolution on Friday that the region in northeastern Spain becomes an „independent state taking the form of a republic”. The Senate of Madrid soon voted to allow the government to suspend the autonomy of Catalonia, an unprecedented measure in 40 years of democracy. The Spanish government wants to deprive the regional executive, control the Catalan police and torture the regional parliament (Antena 3).