Anti-separatists rally in Barcelona after pro-independence unrest

  • Monday 21, October 2019 07:00 AM
  • Anti-separatists rally in Barcelona after pro-independence unrest
Sharjah24 – Reuters: One of the most prominent figures against independence for the Spanish region of Catalonia staged a counter-protest on Sunday (October 20) after a week of separatist unrest and called for an end to the violence.
Albert Rivera, head of the pro-unionist Ciudadanos party, told hundreds of flag-waving supporters that Spain's acting Socialist government was not doing enough to end the chaos sparked by the jailing of separatist leaders.

Protesters waved Spanish, European and Estalada (Catalan separatist) flags in Sant Jaume square outside the Government of Catalonia's headquarters and in front of police headquarters.

Demonstrators attending the rally said they were there to suppot the Catalans and show then they are not alone. They also greeted police officers and thanked them for handling the situation in Catalonia.