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Thousands Gather in Barcelona to Support Catalan Independence Bid

05.08.2015 12:32

Over a thousand people gathered in the second largest Spanish city of Barcelona to support the autonomous community of Catalonia's bid for independence, local media reported.

Authorities estimated Tuesday's rally gathered 650 people, while organizers claimed a turnout of several thousand at the Placa Sant Jaume square in the Catalan capital, according to the Europa Press agency.

Catalan National Assembly (ANC) leader Jordi Sanchez was quoted addressing the crowd in full confidence they will make history on September 27, the date that Catalan President Artur Mas had set for the next regional elections.

"La Meridiana is all the people who want freedom for Catalonia and agrees with the right to decide."