Barcelona crowds react to Puigdemont’s Catalonia independence announcement

Hundreds of thousands gathered in Barcelona yesterday (October 10) to watch the announcement that some have needed for many years: Catalonia’s independence from Spain.

As Catalan chief Carles Puigdemont took to the stage, the gathered crowd went wild as he introduced that, together with different regional leaders, he had signed a declaration of independence.

The cheering turned to silence and when he went on to reveal that motion could be suspended so as to open the door to talks with Madrid.


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