Thousands Rally in Barcelona in Support of Catalonia's Independence Referendum

Thousands of people took to the streets of Barcelona to voice their support for Catalonia’s independence during a rally on June 11.

Among the protesters was Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola, who called for Catalans to vote in the October 1 referendum, El Pais reported.

Catalonia regional government leader Carles Puigdemont on June 9, announced his plan for the vote in defiance of Madrid and a ruling from Spain’s Constitutional Court that Catalonia’s 2014 independence vote was illegal.