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Protesters outside the European Parliament today sang the Catalan national anthem, Els Segadors, whilst waiting for the arrival of MEPs Carles Puigdemont and Toni Comín for their first plenary session. As they finished singing, people could be heard shouting "long live Catalonia" and "independence".

The protesters also enthusiastically greeted a visit by Puigdemont's successor as president of Catalonia, Quim Torra, chanting "president" whilst he thanked them all for coming.

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