BBC News: Huge turnout for Catalan independence rally. Some 1.5 million people have been taking part in Catalonia's annual independence rally in Barcelona, according to police. Tens of thousands of people poured into the city waving the region's independence flag and brandishing the colours red and yellow. This year's march aimed to be the biggest ever - and a protest against the Spanish government's tax laws. Catalonia wants Madrid to review its tax agreement and provide a bailout.
General Prim Monument General depicts Spanish General Juan Prim who also served briefly as the Prime Minister. He is considered a hero for his efforts in fighting for Catalan independence after leaving the Spanish army.
#Barcelona, Capital of a New Country - Part 1. Few people can deny that the #Catalan #Independence movement has grown from a minor #political #movement to one of largest calls for social and #political #change in #Europe today. All that is happening right here and now in #Catalonia was not foreseeable five or six years ago. But something has happened... and continues to happen.