Spain

Catalans Make Giant Human Chain to Call For Independence from Spain

400,000 strong over 250 miles

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Hundreds of thousands of Catalans joined hands to form a human chain stretching 250 miles across the Mediterranean coast of the north-eastern region to demand independence from the rest of Spain.

The mass protest on Catalonia's National Day by people dressed in yellow and waving the regional flag demonstrated the strength of an Independence movement that is demanding a Scottish-style referendum.

A poll released on Wednesday showed that 52 per cent of Catalans would vote to breakaway from Madrid and form a separate Catalan state