Madrid and Barcelona peace ral­lies

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - News -

THOU­SANDS ral­lied for unity in Madrid and Barcelona yes­ter­day and de­manded Span­ish and Cata­lan lead­ers start ne­go­ti­at­ing.

Cam­paign­ers wear­ing white shirts marched with bal­loons and ban­ners say­ing “Shall We Talk?” at si­mul­ta­ne­ous demos in each cap­i­tal. They re­spected re­quests not to bring flags but at a sep­a­rate demo in Madrid’s

Colon Square, Span­ish flags were flown amid some ten­sion.

Cat­alo­nia Pres­i­dent Car­les Puigde­mont says he will hon­our the Yes re­sult in last Sun­day’s ref­er­en­dum which saw vi­o­lence as the Span­ish Gov­ern­ment cracked down, call­ing it il­le­gal.

Span­ish PM Mar­i­ano Ra­joy said Cat­alo­nia is go­ing nowhere.

FURL ON Colon Square, Madrid BAL­LOONS UP Demo in Barcelona

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