Spanish mayors meet in show of strength
BARCELONA, Spain — More than 700 mayors from the Catalonia region met Saturday in Barcelona in a show of strength amid pressure from Spain’s central government not to hold an independence referendum.
Political tensions in Spain are increasing as the proposed voting date of Oct. 1 nears.
Hundreds of mayors stood Saturday next to regional President Carles Puigdemont and Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau in Barcelona, the capital and main city in the region. “We will not be intimidated,” Colau said.