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The Socialist 18 April 2018 |
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Catalonia: 1m marchers demand self-determination
photo Esquerra Revolucionaria (Click to enlarge)
Over a million people came out onto the streets of Barcelona on 15 April to demand Catalan self-determination and show solidarity with Catalonia's imprisoned pro-independence parliamentary deputies. The independence movement has faced vicious repression from the Spanish state, led by conservative prime minister Mariano Rajoy.
Members of Esquerra Revolucionāria, the Socialist Party's sister party in Catalonia, were active participants. Across Catalonia and the Spanish state we have fought against Francoist repression, for an end to Rajoy's reactionary administration, and for an independent, socialist Catalonia with a workers' government.