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Tag: march in Barcelona in support of a united Spain

  • Thursday, November 2nd 2017 - 09:01 UTC

    The silent majority of Catalonia and the December 21st election-referendum

    Last Sunday, a big pro-Spanish crowd came out in the streets of Barcelona: 300,000 people according to the police, more than a million according to the organizers

    By Gwynne Dyer - It's been going on for a while. “Recently in Catalonia we have been living through a kind of 'soft' totalitarianism...the illusion of unanimity created by the fear of expressing dissent,” wrote best-selling Catalan author Javier Cercas in the Spanish newspaper El País in 2014. Those who didn't want independence kept their heads down and their mouths shut, in other words.

  • Monday, October 30th 2017 - 06:29 UTC

    Hundreds of thousands march in Barcelona in support of a united Spain

    Leaders of rival pro-union parties, the pro-business liberals and the socialists joined together under the slogan “We are all Catalonia. Common sense for co-existence!”

    Hundreds of thousands who want Catalonia to remain part of Spain have rallied in Barcelona, two days after separatists voted for the wealthy region to secede. Organizers said the goal of Sunday’s march’s was to defend Spain’s unity and reject “an unprecedented attack in the history of democracy”.