Catalan Independence Supporters Gather in Barcelona in Support of Mayors

StoryfulNewsPublished: September 16, 2017
Published: September 16, 2017

Supporters of Catalan independence gathered in Barcelona on September 16 to support more than 700 mayors threatened with arrest over their backing of a proposed October 1 independence referendum to secede from Spain. The central government in Madrid has promised to block the referendum, which has also been suspended by the constitutional court. Municipal mayors have been called in for questioning by prosecutors over the government’s warnings that local municipalities are not allowed to use public buildings or funds to facilitate the vote. Credit: Twitter/pijoan_jordi via Storyful

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