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Huge rally in Barcelona rejects Catalan secession bid

By in Press Enterprise on October 30, 2017

By The Associated Press

By ELENA BECATOROS, ARITZ PARRA and JOSEPH WILSON

BARCELONA, Spain — Hundreds of thousands of Catalans took to the streets of Barcelona on Sunday to voice their opposition to the region’s declaration of independence amid vast political uncertainty for the region in northeast Spain.

  • Nationalist activists march during a mass rally against Catalonia’s declaration of independence, in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017. Thousands of opponents of independence for Catalonia held the rally on one of the city’s main avenues after one of the country’s most tumultuous days in decades. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)

  • People wave Spanish flags from a balcony during a mass rally against Catalonia's declaration of independence, in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017. Thousands of opponents of independence for Catalonia are holding the rally on one of the city's main avenues after one of the country's most tumultuous days in decades. (AP Photo/Gonzalo Arroyo)

    People wave Spanish flags from a balcony during a mass rally against Catalonia’s declaration of independence, in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017. Thousands of opponents of independence for Catalonia are holding the rally on one of the city’s main avenues after one of the country’s most tumultuous days in decades. (AP Photo/Gonzalo Arroyo)

  • Nationalist activists protest with a giant Catalan flag during a mass rally against Catalonia's declaration of independence, in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017. Thousands of opponents of independence for Catalonia held the rally on one of the city's main avenues after one of the country's most tumultuous days in decades.(AP Photo/Santi Palacios)

    Nationalist activists protest with a giant Catalan flag during a mass rally against Catalonia’s declaration of independence, in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Oct. 29, 2017. Thousands of opponents of independence for Catalonia held […]    

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