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Spain: Barcelona celebrates abdication of King Juan Carlos I01:08

Spain: Barcelona celebrates abdication of King Juan Carlos I

Spain, Barcelona
June 2, 2014 at 19:52 GMT -00:00 · Published

Thousands of protesters gathered in Barcelona to celebrate the abdication of Spanish King Juan Carlos I on Monday. The crowd also called for a referendum to end the monarchy in Spain, and the independence of Catalonia.

The demonstration coincides with protests that were held throughout the world demanding a referendum. Nearly 100,000 people have signed a petition on the civic action website avaaz.org calling for a referendum.

Juan Carlos I was crowned king in November 1975, two days after the death of Francisco Franco. He will be succeeded by his son, 46-year-old Crown Prince Felipe.

Spain: Barcelona celebrates abdication of King Juan Carlos I01:08
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Thousands of protesters gathered in Barcelona to celebrate the abdication of Spanish King Juan Carlos I on Monday. The crowd also called for a referendum to end the monarchy in Spain, and the independence of Catalonia.

The demonstration coincides with protests that were held throughout the world demanding a referendum. Nearly 100,000 people have signed a petition on the civic action website avaaz.org calling for a referendum.

Juan Carlos I was crowned king in November 1975, two days after the death of Francisco Franco. He will be succeeded by his son, 46-year-old Crown Prince Felipe.

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