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The reaction of the people of Barcelona to delay the proclamation of the independence of Catalonia

About 30 thousand people waited at the building of the regional Parliament in Barcelona until the head of Catalonia a speech that a unilateral Declaration of independence of the region from Spain should wait. About 5 thousand more watched the broadcast from Parliament on one of the Central squares in Girona, media reported. The reaction of the people in the photos to Reuters.


Barcelona, 10 October 2017. Photo: Reuters

Later in the Parliament signed the Declaration of independence, but it is frozen. The Declaration calls upon States and international organizations to recognize the Catalan Republic as an independent and sovereign state. It is also indicated that Blanca is ready to negotiate with the Spanish government.


People watching the broadcast from the Catalan Parliament during a speech Carles Pokdemon. Barcelona, 10 October 2017. Photo: Reuters

A referendum on independence of Catalonia from Spain took place on 1 October. The authorities do not recognize the referendum in the region was brought to the police, which brings people from polling stations and seized ballot boxes, used rubber bullets and gas.


The head of Catalonia Carles Pujdeme leaving the building of the regional Parliament. Barcelona, 10 October 2017. Photo: Reuters


The National police of Spain, near the building of the Supreme court of Catalonia. Barcelona, 10 October 2017. Photo: Reuters

According to the Catalan government, in the referendum voted more than 2 million people out of 5.3 million eligible to vote. 90% of voters voted for independence.


People waving the Catalan separatist flag. Barcelona, 10 October 2017. Photo: Reuters


The members of the regional Catalan government perform the national anthem after the signing of the Declaration of independence in the regional Parliament. Barcelona, 10 October 2017. Photo: Reuters


People watching the broadcast from the Catalan Parliament during a speech Carles Pokdemon. Barcelona, 10 October 2017. Photo: Reuters


The girl with the flag of Catalonia removes the video of the National police of Spain. Barcelona, 10 October 2017. Photo: Reuters


People react to the presence of the Spanish police near the regional Parliament of Catalonia. Barcelona, 10 October 2017. Photo: Reuters


People watching the broadcast from the Catalan Parliament during a speech Carles Pokdemon. Barcelona, 10 October 2017. Photo: Reuters


Barcelona, 10 October 2017. Photo: Reuters

See also

Prime Minister of Spain gave Catalonia for five days to clarify the situation with independence

The court has accepted to consideration the claim against the government of Catalonia for the organization of the referendum

Madrid requires clarity from Catalonia and threatened to suspend self-government in the region

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