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Over 300,000 march through Barcelona demanding release of Catalonia leaders

Over 300,000 people marched in Barcelona demanding the release of Catalan political leaders, reports Deutsche Welle.

Photograph: Deutsche Welle

The rally marked six months of detention for pro-independence activists Jordi Cuixart and Jordi Sanchez, who face charges of rebellion leading to a jail term of 30 years.

Spain’s central government imposed direct rule on Catalonia following its unilateral declaration of independence in October.