Hundreds of thousands of Catalans participated in independance rally that was held ahead of regional elections on September 27.
Supporters of an independant state of Catalonia and Republicans display a huge Catalan flag. File photo
Hundreds of thousands of Catalans took to the streets of Barcelona to participate in a mass independence demonstration, called Gateway to the Catalan Republic.
The march began at 17:14 local time (19:14 GMT), a time chosen as a reminder of the year 1714, when Catalonia was defeated during the War of the Spanish Succession.