hundreds of thousands of people have called for a Demonstration in Barcelona "freedom for political prisoners". Thus, they protested against the trial of twelve Catalan independence leader.
in Protest against the trial against twelve Catalan independence leaders went to Barcelona, according to police sources, 200,000 people on the road. "Self-determination is not a crime" on a large Banner. The organizers of the languages of 500,000 participants. "Independence, Independence!", the protesters chanted, among other Slogans. The main artery, the Gran Via was filled over a distance of about two kilometers, complete with people.
the protest March was Led by the Catalan regional President, Quim Torra. The protesters waved Catalan flags and carrying banners with the inscription "freedom for political prisoners".
demonstrators carry Catalan flags during a March in support of the imprisoned Catalan separatist leader.
Twelve leaders of the independence movement since Tuesday before the Supreme court in Madrid of the process, you many years in prison criminal penalties. The former Deputy-the regional President of Catalonia, Oriol Junqueras, as well as eleven other independence leaders, is accused in October 2017 by the Spanish justice as illegal according to the results of the independence referendum, organized.The former regional President Carlos Puigdemont explained in connection with the separation of Catalonia from Spain.
The then conservative Central government placed the Region then under receivership and had several independence supporters imprison. The defendants, some of which sit for more than a year in custody, rejecting all the allegations vehemently. The process is expected to last three months, and will be broadcast live on television. Hundreds of witnesses are to be heard, including Spain's conservative Ex-Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. With a verdict is not expected before July.