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Spain: Catalan pro-independence rally against Madrid’s central control02:31

Spain: Catalan pro-independence rally against Madrid’s central control

Spain, Barcelona
May 21, 2018 at 21:26 GMT -00:00 · Published

Thousands of demonstrators gathered in Barcelona on Monday to protest Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's decision to maintain central government control over Catalonia.

Protesters chanted and held banners reading 'republic is freedom.'

"We aren't on a democracy any more. Democracy is to enjoy the freedom of expression, freedom of manifestation, the freedom of opinion," spokesperson of Coordinadora d'Advocats Jordi Domingo said.

Article 155 of the Spanish constitution, which was imposed by Madrid, establishes direct control of the central government over Catalonia.

Miles de manifestantes se reunieron en Barcelona el lunes para protestar contra la decisión del presidente español, Mariano Rajoy, de mantener el control del gobierno central sobre Cataluña en virtud del artículo 155 de la Constitución.

Los manifestantes cantaron eslóganes y mostraron pancartas a favor de la República catalana.

"Esto no es democracia. La democracia es mucho más. La democracia es disfrutar la libertad de expresión, la libertad de manifestación, la libertad de opinión”, dijo el portavoz de la Coordinadora de Abogados de Cataluña Jordi Domingo.

El artículo 155 de la Constitución española, impuesto por el gobierno del Partido Popular con apoyo del Partido Socialista y Ciudadanos, establece la disolución de las instituciones catalanas y el control directo del Gobierno central sobre Cataluña.

Spain: Catalan pro-independence rally against Madrid’s central control02:31
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Thousands of demonstrators gathered in Barcelona on Monday to protest Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's decision to maintain central government control over Catalonia.

Protesters chanted and held banners reading 'republic is freedom.'

"We aren't on a democracy any more. Democracy is to enjoy the freedom of expression, freedom of manifestation, the freedom of opinion," spokesperson of Coordinadora d'Advocats Jordi Domingo said.

Article 155 of the Spanish constitution, which was imposed by Madrid, establishes direct control of the central government over Catalonia.

Miles de manifestantes se reunieron en Barcelona el lunes para protestar contra la decisión del presidente español, Mariano Rajoy, de mantener el control del gobierno central sobre Cataluña en virtud del artículo 155 de la Constitución.

Los manifestantes cantaron eslóganes y mostraron pancartas a favor de la República catalana.

"Esto no es democracia. La democracia es mucho más. La democracia es disfrutar la libertad de expresión, la libertad de manifestación, la libertad de opinión”, dijo el portavoz de la Coordinadora de Abogados de Cataluña Jordi Domingo.

El artículo 155 de la Constitución española, impuesto por el gobierno del Partido Popular con apoyo del Partido Socialista y Ciudadanos, establece la disolución de las instituciones catalanas y el control directo del Gobierno central sobre Cataluña.

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