45,000 pro-Catalan protesters in Brussels: police

 07 Dec 2017 - 15:01

45,000 pro-Catalan protesters in Brussels: police
Catalonia's deposed regional president Carles Puigdemont (3-R) looks on during a pro-independence demonstration on December 7, 2017 in Brussels. Belgian police said 45,000 protesters gathered in Brussels on December 7 to show support for Catalonia's deposed regional president Carles Puigdemont and to seek EU support for the region's independence drive. (AFP / Emmanuel DUNAND)

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Brussels: Belgian police said 45,000 protesters gathered in Brussels on Thursday to show support for Catalonia's deposed regional president Carles Puigdemont and to seek EU support for the region's independence drive.

"Official count of the Catalan demonstration in Brussels: 45,000 protestors," Brussels police said on Twitter, having earlier put the number at more than 10,000.