Protesters in Catalonia tried to interfere with the visit of King Philip VI of Spain, who is due to arrive in the region on Monday, July 20. It is reported by Catalunya Diary.
Supporters of the secession of Catalonia filled up the railway with burning tires. Because of this, the authorities had to suspend train traffic on the Figueres – Barcelona – Madrid route. Protesters also scattered leaflets with a crossed-out crown.
In addition, the demonstrators began a protest march to the Poblet monastery: it was he who should be visited by Philip VI and his wife Leticia. In the hands of the protesters are tablets with the inscription “Catalunya no té rei” (“Catalonia has no king”).
The Catalan Parliament declared independence from Spain on October 27, 2017. The decision was made by secret ballot. The referendum on the independence of Catalonia was held on October 1 of the same year, more than 90 percent of the voters voted for secession from Spain. The central government tried to prevent a plebiscite, including using force methods. 893 people were injured. Madrid did not recognize the results of the referendum.