Secession

Catalans Want Their Own Shot at Independence

Scotland seems to have started a trend.

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Thousands of Catalans have rallied in Barcelona, Spain, demanding the right to hold a referendum on independence.

Participants, waving Catalan flags and wearing the flag's red and yellow colours, stood in a V-shape formation, indicating their desire for a vote.

Protesters were energised by Scotland's forthcoming independence referendum—and many also waved the Scottish flag.