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Spain – Catalans strike with 300,000 taking to the streets

CatalanCrowdFlagsAn estimated 300,000 Catalans have observed a general strike today, October 3rd, to condemn Sunday’s police violence at a banned referendum on independence. The government in Madrid has come under international pressure to resolve its worst political crisis in decades with Mariano Rajoy sticking to his opinion that the Catalan vote was illegal and that the police used ‘proportionate force.’

A crowd several thousand strong gathered in front of the Popular Party headquarters in Barcelona chanting “Occupiers Out!” – in Catalan, obviously, with protests taking place outside Cuidadanos party offices across the region.


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