Protesters Gather in Barcelona as Parliament Delays Vote for President

StoryfulNewsPublished: January 30, 2018
Published: January 30, 2018

Crowds gathered in Barcelona’s Ciutadella Park on January 30 in support of Carles Puigdemont after the Catalan parliament postponed a vote to re-elect him, according to reports. At one point during the demonstration there was a scuffle with police after protesters broke through barriers in the park. According to the New York Times Spain’s Constitutional Court “ruled on Saturday that Mr. Puigdemont could not be elected and sworn in without physically being present in the Catalan assembly.” Though he previously said he would return after Catalan’s parlimentary elections on December 21, Puigdemont has yet to return to Spain from Belgium, where he went after the referendum in September, according to reports. Credit: Sagar Trivedi via Storyful

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