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Spain: Protesters rage against Catalan independence meeting in Madrid02:14

Spain: Protesters rage against Catalan independence meeting in Madrid

Spain, Madrid
May 22, 2017 at 21:05 GMT -00:00 · Published

Unionist protesters demonstrated outside Madrid's City Council, on Monday, as Catalan President Carles Puigdemont held a meeting about independence.

They shouted slogans and insults against Puigdemont and Catalan political parties. Earlier in the day, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy told press that Puigdemont was blackmailing the state and preparing to declare independence if a referendum wasn't called.

One protester Maria Cruz stated, "There in no reason for this, There are many Catalans that want to be Spanish, and are Spanish, and for three or four people I think it is a shame that Spain will be broken."

Spain: Protesters rage against Catalan independence meeting in Madrid02:14
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Unionist protesters demonstrated outside Madrid's City Council, on Monday, as Catalan President Carles Puigdemont held a meeting about independence.

They shouted slogans and insults against Puigdemont and Catalan political parties. Earlier in the day, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy told press that Puigdemont was blackmailing the state and preparing to declare independence if a referendum wasn't called.

One protester Maria Cruz stated, "There in no reason for this, There are many Catalans that want to be Spanish, and are Spanish, and for three or four people I think it is a shame that Spain will be broken."

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