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Spain: Huge pro-Catalan rally cheers as Parliament votes for independence01:32

Spain: Huge pro-Catalan rally cheers as Parliament votes for independence

Spain, Barcelona
October 27, 2017 at 14:13 GMT -00:00 · Published

A mass gathering of pro-Catalan independence supporters celebrated outside the Catalan regional Parliament, Friday, as legislators inside the building voted in favour of declaring independence from Spain.

Catalans rushed to embrace one another before shouting 'Yes' in unison as the region's lawmakers announced the results.

The vote comes as the Spanish Parliament prepares to vote on Article 155. The measure was activated by Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Saturday, and is expected to be approved by the Senate on Friday.

Una concentración masiva de partidarios de la independencia de Cataluña se celebró fuera del Parlamento regional catalán, el viernes, mientras los legisladores dentro del edificio votaron a favor de declarar la independencia de España.

Los catalanes se abrazaron mutuamente antes de gritar 'Sí' al unísono cuando la presidenta del Parlamento catalán anunció los resultados.

La votación se produce mientras el Senado español debate si aplicar el Artículo 155. La medida fue activada por el primer ministro español Mariano Rajoy el sábado, y se espera que sea aprobada por el Senado el viernes.

Spain: Huge pro-Catalan rally cheers as Parliament votes for independence01:32
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A mass gathering of pro-Catalan independence supporters celebrated outside the Catalan regional Parliament, Friday, as legislators inside the building voted in favour of declaring independence from Spain.

Catalans rushed to embrace one another before shouting 'Yes' in unison as the region's lawmakers announced the results.

The vote comes as the Spanish Parliament prepares to vote on Article 155. The measure was activated by Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Saturday, and is expected to be approved by the Senate on Friday.

Una concentración masiva de partidarios de la independencia de Cataluña se celebró fuera del Parlamento regional catalán, el viernes, mientras los legisladores dentro del edificio votaron a favor de declarar la independencia de España.

Los catalanes se abrazaron mutuamente antes de gritar 'Sí' al unísono cuando la presidenta del Parlamento catalán anunció los resultados.

La votación se produce mientras el Senado español debate si aplicar el Artículo 155. La medida fue activada por el primer ministro español Mariano Rajoy el sábado, y se espera que sea aprobada por el Senado el viernes.

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