Spain celebrates national holiday amid independence tension

Updated:1 year ago IST

Madrid/Barcelona, (Spain), Oct 13 (ANI): Spain celebrated a National Holiday with pomp and zeal in the capital. Spaniards flock to the street to witness the military parade to mark the anniversary of explorer Christopher Columbus's arrival in the Americas on behalf of the Spanish crown. Flags were hung in a display of unity in Madrid. Meanwhile, scuffle took place in Barcelona between supporters of unity and independence. Catalonia's intention to break away has plunged Spain into its worst political crisis since an attempted military coup in 1981. Madrid also threatened to sack the Catalan government if it goes ahead.

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