Spain: Hitting the streets for Catalan independence
A man standing on the balcony of the regional government's headquarters proclaims the Free Catalan Republic. It happened in 1931, but a hologram recreated the historic moment during this year's official celebration of Catalonia's national day.
People gathered in Sant Jaume's square cheered and clapped as the people had done back then. After years of ambiguity, the current regional government seems to have finalised its U-turn towards independence. Now they face the upcoming regional election on September 27 as a referendum on whether Catalonia should break with Spain. Read the rest of the article published in Al Jazeera English