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Hundreds against independence rally in Barcelona

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Posted at 9:11 PM, Oct 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-10-27 21:11:35-04

Not everyone in Catalonia is pleased with their regional government's vote to declare independence from Spain.

Hundreds of people against independence marched Friday night in downtown Barcelona, waving Spanish flags.

In response to the Catalan move, Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy says his government is firing Catalonia's regional government, dissolving its parliament and calling for a new regional election on Dec. 21.

Miquel Iceta, the leader of Catalonia's Socialists, welcomed Rajoy's announcement of a new election. In a tweet, he says "In the most sad day due to a wrong and irresponsible decision by the separatists, we see a ray of light."