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More than 500.000 people call for return of jailed and exiled leaders

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Marta Lasalas | El Nacional 15.04.18

Many thousands of people filled the streets of Barcelona this Sunday at midday to demand the release of the Catalan political prisoners and to reclaim democracy and basic freedoms, almost six months to the day after the imprisonment of Catalan pro-independence civil leaders, Jordi Sànchez, ex-president of the Catalan National Assembly (ANC), and Jordi Cuixart, president of Òmnium Cultural. It was an authentic tide of yellow, in a demonstration which attracted a response from beyond the pro-independence sphere, also incorporating the major trade unions and the non-aligned Commons political group, and which filled the major Barcelona artery Avinguda Paral·lel from Plaça Espanya to the harbour.

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