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Spain: Lanterns burn for Catalan independence on Three King's Day parade02:12

Spain: Lanterns burn for Catalan independence on Three King's Day parade

Spain, Barcelona
January 6, 2017 at 00:48 GMT -00:00 · Published

Thousands of pro-Catalan independence activists decorated lanterns with Catalan flags during the traditional Three King’s day parade in Barcelona on Thursday.

Jes Carol, a spokesperson for the pro-Catalan independence group, Assemblea Nacional Catalana (ANC), explained that the model of the lantern was “put on sale and the parents along with their children choose their lantern to welcome the Three Kings.”

There was dissent from other attendees about the idea though. Miquel Roca expressed his belief that requesting independence in this way “does more harm to the pro-secessionist process than good."

The Three King's day commemorates the visit and gifting of presents of the Magi to baby Jesus. The traditional parade was celebrated across the Spanish speaking world, with concurrent events running in other Spanish cities and in several Latin America countries.

Spain: Lanterns burn for Catalan independence on Three King's Day parade02:12
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Thousands of pro-Catalan independence activists decorated lanterns with Catalan flags during the traditional Three King’s day parade in Barcelona on Thursday.

Jes Carol, a spokesperson for the pro-Catalan independence group, Assemblea Nacional Catalana (ANC), explained that the model of the lantern was “put on sale and the parents along with their children choose their lantern to welcome the Three Kings.”

There was dissent from other attendees about the idea though. Miquel Roca expressed his belief that requesting independence in this way “does more harm to the pro-secessionist process than good."

The Three King's day commemorates the visit and gifting of presents of the Magi to baby Jesus. The traditional parade was celebrated across the Spanish speaking world, with concurrent events running in other Spanish cities and in several Latin America countries.

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