45,000 pro-Catalan independence protesters descend on Brussels

  07 December 2017    Read: 492
45,000 pro-Catalan independence protesters descend on Brussels

Around 45,000 pro-Catalan independence protesters have taken to the streets outside EU institutions in Brussels in support of the separatist region's cause, AzVision.az reports citing the Independent.

The demonstration is partly in support of exiled and disputed president Carles Puigdemont, who has himself fled to the EU capital in Belgium and is resisting extradition attempts.

The Thursday march is also aimed at putting pressure on the EU institutions to support the region's cause – support which has so far been totally absent.

Police figures suggest the protest was twice as large as expected, with official predictions before the march of just 20,000 demonstrators.

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