Heavy Police Presence in Barcelona After President's Announcement

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

Hundreds of police stood guard near the Catalan parliament in Barcelona, Spain, on October 10, as thousands gathered to watch screens showing President Carles Puigdemont claiming a mandate to seceded, but stopping short of declaring independence. 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. This video shows police vehicles on the city’s streets. Credit: Twitter/@bemiquel via Storyful

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