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Spain: Supporters of Quim Torra break into Catalan Parliament area01:31

Spain: Supporters of Quim Torra break into Catalan Parliament area

Spain, Barcelona
January 5, 2020 at 01:14 GMT -00:00 · Published

Hundreds gathered on Saturday at the gates of the Parc de la Ciutadella, in Barcelona, to protest against the resolution of Spain's electoral board that disables Catalan President Quim Torra from his position.

Footage shows protesters force their way over the fence and get into a park near the Parliament of Catalonia. Close to the Parliament, Catalan President Quim Torra is seen greeting his supporters.

"One more action of the state's organisations against Catalonia and I think that they haven't the right to go against President Torra, who we have chosen," said Josep, a protester.

The regional President of Catalonia Quim Torra was disqualified from his seat in the regional parliament by Spain's electoral board on Friday.

Torra qualified the resolution as "authoritarian and completely irregular."

Spain: Supporters of Quim Torra break into Catalan Parliament area01:31
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Hundreds gathered on Saturday at the gates of the Parc de la Ciutadella, in Barcelona, to protest against the resolution of Spain's electoral board that disables Catalan President Quim Torra from his position.

Footage shows protesters force their way over the fence and get into a park near the Parliament of Catalonia. Close to the Parliament, Catalan President Quim Torra is seen greeting his supporters.

"One more action of the state's organisations against Catalonia and I think that they haven't the right to go against President Torra, who we have chosen," said Josep, a protester.

The regional President of Catalonia Quim Torra was disqualified from his seat in the regional parliament by Spain's electoral board on Friday.

Torra qualified the resolution as "authoritarian and completely irregular."

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