Catalonia celebrates vote to declare independence

The Catalan parliament voted Friday to declare independence through Spain in a move of which will inevitably increase tensions with Madrid. Catalonians on the streets of Barcelona erupted in celebration upon hearing the news.

The Spanish Senate immediately voted to enact Article 155 of the constitution to dissolve the region’s parliament in an effort to keep Catalonia under Spanish rule.

The following are scenes through This specific historic day.

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