Protestors asked the Dutch Government to speak up and take action against the imprisonment of the Catalan politicians. Andrea Rossignoli / Staff Photographer
From right: Dutch 48-year-old Walter and his 6-year-old son carry a sign that reads “Free Catalonia” to show support to his Catalan wife’s beliefs. Andrea Rossignoli / Staff Photographer
Around 60 people, from kids to elders, attended the event which lasted until 3pm. Andrea Rossignoli / Staff Photographer
A sign reads “Llibertat presos polítics!” (Freedom for political prisoners!). A significant number of the attendees carried Catalonia’s flag wrapped around their torsos, as well as several posters that reinforced the demonstration’s purpose. Andrea Rossignoli / Staff Photographer
The protestors gathered in front of the National Monument and listened attentively to the different speakers who talked about the ongoing issue in English, Dutch and Catalan. Andrea Rossignoli / Staff Photographer
Ewout van den Berg, active member of the International Socialists, helped to organize the protest and shared his views on the issue by emphasizing that they are not protesting for indepenency, but for democracy. Andrea Rossignoli / Staff Photographer
A tourist takes a picture with his smartphone to two protesters at the Dam Square on Saturday afternoon. Andrea Rossignoli / Staff Photographer
Around 60 people gathered in Amsterdam’s city center on Saturday afternoon to protest against Catalan political prisoners in Spain.
The demonstration took place one day before a massive protest in Barcelona, where around 300’000 people marched against the imprisonment of Catalan separatist leaders and exiled politicians, according to The New York Times. Saturday’s demonstration in Dam Square was organized by the Catalan Assembly (ANC) and the International Socialists (IS). This was one of many small-scaled demonstrations worldwide to demand the release of Catalan political leaders.
- Photographer (Spring/Fall 2018)
19-year-old Ecuadorian Communication Science student at the University of Amsterdam. I have lived in Ecuador, Argentina and now, The Netherlands. I have a deep interest in photography, painting and writing.