Thousands take to the streets in Barcelona to demand Puigdemont's release
Rally going from the European Commission office in the Catalan capital to the German consulate underway
Demonstrators called for a general strike and demanded the release of "political prisoners". Protesters shouted chants such as "Puigdemont is our president," “not a single step backwards” and "this Europe is a disgrace" in a tense protest. In addition, they chanted the Catalan anthem, 'Els segadors', to express their opposition to the imprisonment of Catalan leaders.
There were tense moments between some demonstrators and police in the surroundings of the Spanish government delegation in Catalonia, and even police charges. In Barcelona, 4 people have been arrested and 53 injured.