This Sunday, convoked by Societat Civil Catalana, hundreds of thousands of people have joined a demonstration in the streets of the capital of Catalonia to oppose the separatist coup.
The streets of Barcelona have been filled by the huge influx of people towards the demonstration. Among the attendees were many flags of Spain and Catalonia, as seen in this video of El Club de los Viernes:
— Club de los Viernes (@clubdeviernes) 8 de octubre de 2017
One of the slogans heard in the colossal march has been “Puigdemont to prison”, in reference to the leader of the separatist coup, as you can listen in this video of Luis Roca:
Escucha, @marianorajoy: "¡Puigdemont, a prisión!"
— Luis Roca 🇪🇸 (@LuisRoca_1) 8 de octubre de 2017
There have also been signs of support for the Spanish Security Forces, as we see in this Europa Press video, in which demonstrators chant “this is our police” before agents of the Civil Guard:
"Esta es nuestra policía": Gritos de apoyo frente al cuartel de la Guardia Civil en Barcelona poco antes de que empiece la manifestación contra la independencia con el lema #recuperemelseny https://t.co/peTNEwejZE pic.twitter.com/L34lozPADb
— Europa Press (@europapress) 8 de octubre de 2017
The National Police also received samples of support. In this photo of Cruz Morcillo we see a van from the Police Intervention Unit (UIP) that has been covered by demonstrators with flowers and Spanish and Catalan flags.
But in front the Catalan Autonomous Police the crowd shouted “this is not our police”, after the repeated breaches of the duty that their agents have committed following the illegal slogans of the Catalan separatist government (video of Mario González)
— Mario González (@MarioGonme) 8 de octubre de 2017
There have also been demonstrations in other countries
Abroad there have also been calls in support of Barcelona. In this video of Javier Albares we see the concentration made today at the gates of the European Parliament in Brussels in defense of the unity of Spain:
— JAVIER ALBARES (@JAVIERALBARES) 8 de octubre de 2017
And there have also been hundreds of Spaniards in London at Picadilly Circus, where the famous song “Y viva España” by Manolo Escobar has been heard, as Daniel Berzosa shows in this video:
Esta mañana en Londres. pic.twitter.com/Qf5vYynkrp
— Daniel Berzosa (@danielberzosa) 8 de octubre de 2017
Yesterday afternoon, hundreds of Spaniards demonstrated in Dubai with flags of Spain and Catalonia (video de @e_carazo):
Por la unidad de España hoy en Dubai pic.twitter.com/2jlfcicE3F
— Felipe V de España ن (@e_carazo) 8 de octubre de 2017
Spanish citizens have also demonstrated in Miami (Florida, United States) in defense of the unity of Spain, as we see in this photo published in Twitter by Hermann Tertsch:
Spanish residents of Santiago de Chile have also been mobilized, in front of the Spanish Stadium of Las Condes, as we see in this video of Hugo Romo:
Hoy hemos estado, también, desde Santiago de Chile apoyando la unidad de España pic.twitter.com/XEmuGZ8utp
— Hugo Romo Llorente (@hurollo) 8 de octubre de 2017
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