Around one million people filled central Barcelona yesterday during Diada calling for independence, nearly a year after it brought Spain to a constitutional crisis.
Tractors bearing red-and-yellow Catalan flags rolled into Barcelona from rural areas and separatists in red T-shirts bearing the slogan “Let’s build the Republic!” chanted and sang.
Local leader Quim Torra and other attendees at the march wore yellow ribbons representing nine politicians and activists awaiting trial in jail for their role in the independence bid.
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