Final night of referendum campaign
Yes supporters gather thousands at Barcelona’s magic fountain, while opposition leading party holds an event to reject the ‘coup to democracy’
The referendum campaign is now over. It is now one day to go for the long-awaited referendum and, following the tradition, campaigning is not allowed on Saturday. It has been a very atypical referendum campaign, as Yes supporters have been holding hundreds of events despite Spain’s fierce opposition to anything related to the vote –even posters and leaflets have been confiscated–, while No supporters have rejected campaigning as they don’t recognize the vote. But the final day of campaign has seen both sides somehow taking part.
Yes supporters gathered tens of thousands of people in a unitary event at Barcelona’s magic fountain. Featuring the Catalan president, vice president, the main pro-referendum parties and organizations, and also some musical performances, in the end the event was more a call for democracy and a refusal of Spain’s actions to stop it than a typical Yes campaign public meeting.