Protests and festive activities across Catalonia on election's eve
Peaceful atmosphere in events organized by Tsunami Democràtic, while some tension reported between alternative rally and police in Barcelona‘s city center
Some "protest and culture" activities across Catalonia were underway on Saturday evening, the day before the Spanish election, in order to "disobey the electoral authority" and to defend fundamental rights.
Few thousands of people gathered in Barcelona's Plaça Universitat joining the call made by the anonymous pro-independence group Tsunami Democràtic, investigated on terrorism allegations by Spain's authorities.
Tsunami called some 300 events across the country, featuring dozens of musicians, writers, professionals, and activists.
Their aim is to remind Spain that "the only way" to solve the Catalan conflict "is through politics."
Hours-long activities across the country remained peaceful, with performers playing anti-Francoist and left-wing songs, among others.
Only in Barcelona, some 7,000 people attended the events, according to the local police.
Tension in alternative rally
Meanwhile, tension was being reported in the city center between another protest organized by CDR group and the police from 8.30pm to 10pm.