Catalan mayors rally in Belgium to back leader

Around 200 mayors from Spain’s Catalonia region have gathered in Belgium in a show of support for ousted president Carles Puigdemont as Madrid seeks his extradition for trial.
The mayors descended on the European Union quarter of Brussels, as around 100 pro-Spanish supporters rallied nearby, some with signs saying “No to Catalan independence.”
Angles town mayor Astrid Dessed said the local representatives were there “to say to the members of the Catalan government who are here that we are standing with them, we support them.”
She also thanked Belgium for not jailing Puigdemont — nine former Catalan government members have been imprisoned in Spain. He stands ready to campaign for snap a regional election called for Dec. 21.
Dessed added: “We ask Europe, please, listen to us, we feel European, and we are here at the heart of Europe to say this.”
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