Thousands rally against Catalan independence in Barcelona, Spain

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Around 6,500 protesters marched through the streets of Barcelona on Sunday, to show their support for the unity of Spain and to oppose the Catalan independence movement. The demonstrators carried Spanish flags and banners reading "Stop the coup" while shouting anti-independence slogans.

A Catalan independence referendum is expected to take place in September 2017, despite strong opposition from the central Spanish government, which calls the referendum unconstitutional.