WATCH: Council in Cataluña removes Spanish flag from town hall after pro-independence parties take power

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TAKEN DOWN: Altafulla no longer flies the Spanish flag on its town hall. Credit: Gemma Maymo, via Twitter


A COUNCIL in Cataluña has taken down the Spanish flag flying on its town hall after an administration which includes pro-independence parties took power on Saturday.

Footage posted to social media showed the Spanish flag being taken off Altafulla Town Hall in Tarragona Province. It was replaced with a flag bearing the town’s crest.

The pro-independence Esquerra Republicana de Cataluyna (ERC) now governs in the town alongside the left-leaning Partido Socialista (PSOE) and the locally-focused Ara Altafulla.

The local ERC posted pictures to Twitter which also showed a yellow ribbon and a poster with the words: ‘Free political prisoners’ have been put up on the town hall.

The yellow ribbon is a symbol of the Catalan independence movement and the sign refers to the 12 politicians and activists detained in connection with the 2017 secession push.

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