Catalan Separatists Rally In Barcelona

Tens of thousands of Catalans marched through Barcelona on Saturday, calling for the region's independence from Spain. The demonstrators flooded the streets of downtown Barcelona, representatives of the Catalan and central governments are due to meet soon for negotiations on a solution to the region's political crisis.The massive rally caeme ahead of upcoming talks with the Spanish government.

For several year, Catalonia's voters have been roughly equally divided over independence, with half in favor and half wanting to remain in Spain.