Watch live: Thousands march in Barcelona for Catalonia National Day

Watch live: Thousands march in Barcelona for Catalonia National Day
Copyright REUTERS
By Euronews
Share this articleComments
Share this articleClose Button

Hundreds of thousands march in Barcelona for the annual festival, which has become representative of the independence movement in Catalonia.

ADVERTISEMENT

Hundreds of thousands are expected to march in Barcelona on Tuesday for Catalonia National Day, or "La Diada", under the slogan "Let's build the Catalan Republic!".

The annual festival commemorates the fall of Barcelona during the War of the Spanish Succession in 1714, and the subsequent loss of Catalan institutions and laws in Spain.

But the day-long event has also become representative of the region's independence movement in recent years.

Catalan Regional President Quim Torra also attended a flower-laying ceremony in the region's capital city earlier on Tuesday.

He appeared alongside members of his cabinet and the Mossos d'Esquadra — the Catalan regional police — who donned gala uniforms for the occasion.

Share this articleComments

You might also like

Former French PM could become the next Barcelona mayor

Thousands rally in Madrid against controversial amnesty deal for Catalonia’s separatists

Pedro Sánchez officially elected as Spanish Prime Minister