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Spain: Catalan independence supporters call for release of Jordis

0 21.09.2019 Инфо

W/S Protesters holding banners reading (Catalan): 'Unity!', Barcelona
SOT, speaker of the Omnium Cultural platform (Catalan): "We are here today as two years ago, defending our rights alongside two men of peace and democratic commitment such as Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Cuixart."
C/U Activist in the crowd chanting (Catalan): 'Freedom!'
W/S Protesters gathered
SOT, speaker of the Omnium Cultural platform (Catalan): "All the Spanish state does is to prevent the exercise of a basic right of peoples the right to self-determination."
M/S Protesters waving Catalan flags
SOT, speaker of the Omnium Cultural platform (Catalan): "We will all go out to the streets, and so they will all leave the prison. Freedom for political prisoners."
C/U Activist in the crowd clapping hands and chanting (Catalan): 'Freedom!'
W/S Protesters applauding
SOT, representative of the Catalan National Assembly platform (Catalan): "Criminalising the peaceful demonstration of 20-S (2017) in Barcelona is equivalent to condemning the right to protest also against the powers of the state. Today we protest to ensure that our children can also do the same tomorrow. Jordi Cuixart [statement from jail]."
C/U Banner reading (Catalan): 'Unity'
M/S Protesters applauding
W/S Protesters waving Catalan flags
C/U Photos of Jordi Cuixart and Jordi Sanchez, Catalan political prisoners arrested on September 20, 2017 in the place of current protest
M/S Activists with banner demanding freedom for political prisoners
C/U Woman observing from balcony
M/S Police car in middle of crowd
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Thousands of supporters of Catalan independence protester outside Catalonia's Economic Council headquarters in Barcelona on Friday to call for the release of politicians Jordi Cuixart and Jordi Sanchez.
The demonstration commemorated the events of two years ago, when in the same spot authorities ordered the arrest of 15 Catalan government officials and activists for organising an independence referendum.
Cuixart led Omnium Cultural, a group promoting Catalan culture and language, while Sanchez was president of the Catalan National Assembly (ANC). Both were later imprisoned on charges of sedition and rebellion.
A letter from Cuixart was out at the protest. In it, he accused the government of "criminalising the peaceful demonstration of September 20, 2017".