Thousands rally in support of Catalan officials

Thousands of people are rallying outside the Catalan presidential palace in Barcelona in a show of support for ousted Catalan officials appearing in court in Madrid.
The ex-officials are being questioned as part of an investigation into possible rebellion charges for having declared the region’s independence from Spain.
The crowd in Barcelona clapped, chanted slogans in favor of independence, and carried Catalan flags.
Twenty regional politicians, including fired regional government president Carles Puigdemont, have been summoned to court after the chief prosecutor demanded they be charged with rebellion, sedition and embezzlement following the Catalan parliament’s declaration of secession Oct. 27.
Puigdemont and four of his former ministers didn’t appear, after arriving in Belgium earlier this week.
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