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Thousands travel to Brussels rally in favour of Catalan independence

Thousands travel to Brussels rally in favour of Catalan independence
  • The regional election campaign kicked off this week in Catalonia

An estimated 45,000 people marched in Brussels on Thursday in support of Catalan independence. Protesters were seeking to raise awareness across Europe of their demands and what they see as repression from Spain.

So far the European Union, based in the city, has rejected all approaches from the Catalan independence movement. The ousted regional president, Carles Puigdemont was at the head of the rally.