Crowds Gather Near Catalonia Parliament as President Claims Secession Mandate

StoryfulNewsPublished: October 11, 2017
Published: October 11, 2017

Crowds gathered at the Parc de la Ciutadella, near the Catalan parliament in Barcelona, Spain, on October 10, as screens showed the parliament’s president, claiming a mandate to seceded, but stopping short of declaring independence. Thousands of protesters and hundreds of armed police were reported to have ringed the Parliament buildings. The speech followed a independence referendum on October 1 that saw multiple clashes between police and separatists after the referendum was declared unconstitutional by Spanish authorities. Credit: Twitter/Thomas Sankara via Storyful‏

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