In Barcelona, tens of thousands of shares made for the unity of Spain
Moscow. 8 Oct. INTERFAX.RU — Tens of thousands of people took to the streets of Barcelona, speaking against the independence of Catalonia from Spain, reports on Sunday television and radio BBC.
Day of demonstrations in support of the unity of Spain were held in other cities across the country, including in Madrid.
Earlier on Sunday, Prime Minister of Spain Mariano Rajoy said that the Spanish government will not allow the separation of Catalonia from the country and will do everything possible to maintain national unity.
October 1, Catalonia held a referendum on independence, which were actually broken by law enforcement authorities in Spain and was accompanied by mass unrest, which led to numerous victims. The constitutional court of Spain, declared the vote unconstitutional.
Madrid announced that he would not negotiate with Barcelona due to the fact that it considers the referendum illegitimate.
Despite this, local politicians who advocate the independence of the region, gather on Monday 9 October to begin the plenary session of the Catalan Parliament to discuss the ramifications of the referendum.