Demonstrators passed massively through Barcelona in protest against the trial of Catalan separatist leaders. 1
If convicted, some of the leaders may be in jail until 25 years old
is considered the most serious who hit Spain after the death of dictator Francesco Franco in 1975 and the country's transition to democracy.
Shortly after the referendum, the Spanish authorities stated that it was illegal, and the national government introduced direct control over the semi-autonomous region. constitutional order ". The Spanish Constitution of 1978 states "the inextricable unity of the Spanish nation."
But the separatist leader's lawyer, Andrew Van Den Einde, said that the trial concerned "the right to self-determination and a democratic principle." ] "There is no law on the international or European Union which impedes the separation of sub-state education," he added. "It does not exist."
The supporters of the court seem to have agreed.
One banner, who was protesting at the front of the march, read "freedom for political affairs", another "self-determination is not a crime." 19659007] Speaking at court, the key defendant, Oriol Junkers, declined to say that they were violent.
"If you read, listen, and watch over our actions, no one can doubt that we reject violence." Thursday.