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Hundreds of thousands demonstrate for release of Catalan leaders

Hundreds of thousands of Catalans protested on Saturday across Barcelona calling for the release of the pro-independence leaders. 

Catalan leaders were imprisoned by Madrid on charges which included rebellion and sedetion following a referendum on secession last month and a declaration of independence. 

Protesters blocked the main through way in Barcelona, the Avenue Marina, demanding "freedom for political prisoners". 

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