"Today we proclaim the Republic" Catalonia Declares It Will Become Independent From Spain
[Tuesday, 10 October 2017 16:38]
Catalonia Has Declared It Will Proceed With It's Plan For Independence From Spain
"The ballots say Yes to independence this is the will that I want to go forward with," Mr Puigdemont tells parliament.
"At this historical moment as the president of Catalonia, I want to follow people's will for Catalonia to become an independent state."
Catalan President Carles Puigdemont in an address to the Catalonia regional parliament has declared independence from Spain.
Catalan police armed with automatic rifles guard Barcelona's Parc de la Ciutadella that houses the elegant 18th century parliament.
About 20 armoured Catalan police vans block every entrance to the park and the entrance to parliament itself guarded by three armoured vans and officers wearing balaclavas.
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