Transcript for More than 1 million people march in Barcelona to support a unified Spain
Turning now to the growing split in Spain. Police estimating more than 1 million people took to the streets today to push for the region to remain a part of Spain. The latest chapter in that country's deepening crisis. Here's Terry Moran. Reporter: In the streets of Barcelona, a sea of people. A show of unity with Spain. Hundreds of thousands waving the Spanish flag, rejecting Independence for this region. ??? this is a joyous demonstration of Spanish patriotism. They feel like their homeland has been hijacked by this declaration of Independence. It happened Friday. The catalonian parliament, voting to secede from Spain and become the world's newest independent country. A dream come true for so many here. I'm super, super, super happy. Super excited. Now, we are Catalan at last. Reporter: The people here have their own language, Catalan. Their own ancient history. Their own booming economy and a long list of disputes with the Spanish central government in Madrid. But for this massive crowd today, all that is no justification for breaking from Spain. So you don't want to be independent? I am independent now. I have my house and my country th protects me and allows me to be free. Reporter: The Spanish government has fired the local leaders and assumed direct control of catalonia. But the local leaders say they still have authority here. It's a tense and potentially violent standoff. Tom? Terry, thank you.
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