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Catalan human tower outside City Hall part of Europe-wide action

A Catalan human tower group came to More London on Sunday morning as part of a coordinated series of actions in eight European cities to call for a referendum on independence for Catalonia.

Catalan human tower outside City Hall part of Europe-wide action
Catalan human tower outside City Hall part of Europe-wide action

The Colla Joves Xiquets de Valls group put on a display at More London Riverside under the banner of the Omnium campaign's 'Catalans Want to Vote – Human Towers for Democracy' initiative.

The Catalan government wants to hold a referendum on independence from Spain on 9 November but the Madrid government wants to block the poll.

Omnium raised 120,000 euros in a crowdfunding campaign to help meet the costs of the tower groups' travel and accommodation.

The Catalan custom of building human towers – castells – was last seen in SE1 as part of the 2013 St George's Day celebrations.

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