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Spain: Tens of thousands march in Valencia in call for greater autonomy02:12

Spain: Tens of thousands march in Valencia in call for greater autonomy

Spain, Valencia
April 23, 2016 at 10:24 GMT +00:00 · Published

Over 40,000 demonstrators gathered in Valencia, Saturday, to celebrate Sant Jordi's Day and to call for greater autonomy for the Catalan countries, in one the largest demonstrations of its kind in years.

Member of the Parliament of Catalonia for the Popular Unity Candidacy party Eulalia Reguant said "April 23rd for us 11th September." Valencians have been celebrating Sant Jordi's day since 1343. The day is often used as a vehicle to express nationalism for the Catalan countries.

President of Cultural Association of the Valencian Country Joan Francesc Mira said "We want also to build a new country, with a new feeling of solidarity," adding "we are expressing our will and our decision to put pressure on our new government, put a new pressure for a new beginning, for a new future."

For the last 16 years the annual demonstration has been banned by successive Spanish governments. .

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Over 40,000 demonstrators gathered in Valencia, Saturday, to celebrate Sant Jordi's Day and to call for greater autonomy for the Catalan countries, in one the largest demonstrations of its kind in years.

Member of the Parliament of Catalonia for the Popular Unity Candidacy party Eulalia Reguant said "April 23rd for us 11th September." Valencians have been celebrating Sant Jordi's day since 1343. The day is often used as a vehicle to express nationalism for the Catalan countries.

President of Cultural Association of the Valencian Country Joan Francesc Mira said "We want also to build a new country, with a new feeling of solidarity," adding "we are expressing our will and our decision to put pressure on our new government, put a new pressure for a new beginning, for a new future."

For the last 16 years the annual demonstration has been banned by successive Spanish governments. .

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