Protesters hold esteladas or independence flags as they take part in a demonstration during the Catalan National Day

Catalan separatists hold rally as movement frays

Hundreds of Thousands of Catalan separatists held a rally in Barcelona on Sunday in an attempt by the march's organizers to reignite the independence movement that is fraying as it nears the five-year anniversary of its failed breakaway bid from the rest of Spain.

Hundreds of Thousands of Catalan separatists held a rally in Barcelona on Sunday in an attempt by the march's organizers to reignite the independence movement that is fraying as it nears the five-year anniversary of its failed breakaway bid from the rest of Spain.