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Spain: Pro-independence supporters turn out for final rally before vote01:55

Spain: Pro-independence supporters turn out for final rally before vote

Spain, Barcelona
September 30, 2017 at 00:32 GMT -00:00 · Published

Thousands of pro-independence supporters turned out for a final rally on the Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina in Barcelona, Friday, in support of the independence referendum which is set to take place on October 1. Despite the fact that the Spanish government deemed the referendum "illegal", pro-independence protesters remained optimistic about a favourable outcome. One pro-independence supporter said, "On October 1, the hope is that we will vote, that somehow people can at least vote, and that everything will change." Another supporter expressed, "I think the police will let us vote finally because the strength of the people can't be stopped." The Spanish government has deemed the referendum "illegal." The Constitutional Court suspended the Catalan referendum law, following an appeal from the Spanish government. It will be suspended until the court reaches a decision.

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Thousands of pro-independence supporters turned out for a final rally on the Avinguda de la Reina Maria Cristina in Barcelona, Friday, in support of the independence referendum which is set to take place on October 1. Despite the fact that the Spanish government deemed the referendum "illegal", pro-independence protesters remained optimistic about a favourable outcome. One pro-independence supporter said, "On October 1, the hope is that we will vote, that somehow people can at least vote, and that everything will change." Another supporter expressed, "I think the police will let us vote finally because the strength of the people can't be stopped." The Spanish government has deemed the referendum "illegal." The Constitutional Court suspended the Catalan referendum law, following an appeal from the Spanish government. It will be suspended until the court reaches a decision.

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