Hundreds of thousands of people took part in rallies in support of the unity of Spain, which was held on Sunday, October 29, in Barcelona. The Spanish government stated that in March was attended by over a million people. The municipal police of Barcelona claims that the participants were about 300 thousand.
The Spaniards took to the streets of Barcelona with flags of Spain and the European Union, many were holding blue balloons with symbolics of the European Union. The marchers chanted «Catalonia is part of Spain».
At the same time at Passeig de gràcia (Paseo de Gracia), which was surrounded by police, passed another, smaller rally in support of Catalan independence.
We will remind, on Friday, October 27, the Catalan Parliament adopted a resolution on the independence of the region. Immediately after the Spanish Senate approved the application of the 155th article of the Constitution of Spain, which allows you to enter the direct control of the Spanish government in Catalonia.
Mariano Rajoy also announced the dissolution of the Catalan Parliament and call new elections in the autonomy on December 21. In this case, the Spanish authorities stressed that they will not prevent the nomination Pokdemon.