Thousands in Barcelona demand freedom for independence activists

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Published on 21 Oct 2017, 18:15
Some 450,000 pro-independence supporters rallied in the Catalan regional capital Barcelona on Saturday (21 October) demanding freedom for influential pro-independence activists Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Cuixart.

Both have been jailed in Madrid and are being investigated for alleged sedition, a charge which carries a maximum sentence of 15 years.

The Catalan government has accused Madrid of taking political prisoners.

The president of Catalonia has refused to renounce independence, citing an ove…
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