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Thousands of People Protest in Barcelona for Catalonia's Independence

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Thousands of protesters in Barcelona call for independence for the Spanish region of Catalonia, BBC reports.

Protests come after on Friday, Catalonia regional government leader Carles Puigdemont decided to hold the vote later this year, in defiance of the government and contravening a ruling by Spain's Constitutional Court.

Hundreds of activists took the streets of Barcelona Saturday to also protest rising property prices and the huge number of tourists in the Catalonian capital, RT reports.

People carried banners with slogans reading "Tourists welcome, locals not welcome" and "Barcelona is not for sale".

In January 2017 the local government passed a law to reduce the number of tourists by limiting the building or licensing of new tourist properties.

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