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Spain: Catalan pro-independence activists protest as Forcadell heads to Supreme Court02:25

Spain: Catalan pro-independence activists protest as Forcadell heads to Supreme Court

Spain, Barcelona
May 8, 2017 at 12:23 GMT -00:00 · Published

Hundreds of Catalan pro-independence activists took to the streets of Barcelona, Monday, in support of the President of the Catalonia region's parliament, Carme Forcadell, as she appeared before Catalonia's Supreme Court for questioning.

The activists including Anna Simo of the Republican Left of Catalonia party (ERC), former President of Catalonia Artur Mas and other vocal advocates of Catalan independence accompanied Forcadell as she walked from the local parliament towards the court.

Forcadell was greeted by a cheering crowd of supporters and pro-independence activists outside the court building.

The court appearance lasted some 20 minutes. Forcadell testified for allowing lawmakers to debate earlier this year on the issue of the region's secession from Spain, claiming in her defence the parliamentary inviolability that legitimises her decision-making actions within the Catalan chamber.

This is Forcadell's second appearance as president of the Catalan Parliament before the Supreme Court.

Spain: Catalan pro-independence activists protest as Forcadell heads to Supreme Court02:25
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Hundreds of Catalan pro-independence activists took to the streets of Barcelona, Monday, in support of the President of the Catalonia region's parliament, Carme Forcadell, as she appeared before Catalonia's Supreme Court for questioning.

The activists including Anna Simo of the Republican Left of Catalonia party (ERC), former President of Catalonia Artur Mas and other vocal advocates of Catalan independence accompanied Forcadell as she walked from the local parliament towards the court.

Forcadell was greeted by a cheering crowd of supporters and pro-independence activists outside the court building.

The court appearance lasted some 20 minutes. Forcadell testified for allowing lawmakers to debate earlier this year on the issue of the region's secession from Spain, claiming in her defence the parliamentary inviolability that legitimises her decision-making actions within the Catalan chamber.

This is Forcadell's second appearance as president of the Catalan Parliament before the Supreme Court.

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