The banging of pots and pans resounded around the neighbourhoods of Barcelona and other Catalan cities and towns this Sunday night as one of the protests against the visit by Spain's king Felipe VI to open this year's Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
The pots and pans protest - known as a cassolada - took place at 9pm and was enthusiastically followed in many places around Catalonia. Spanish king Felip VI was attending the inaugural dinner of the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on Sunday night. The Spanish head of state has been widely criticised by Catalan authorities and public for his failure to maintain an institutional neutrality following the Catalan independence referendum on October 1st last year.
These are some of the cassolades:
Les Corts, Barcelona
Poble Sec, Barcelona
Cassolada a Girona contra la visita del rei pic.twitter.com/Lxqd0WQwZD— Mercè Sibina (@mercesibina) 25 of February 2018
Sant Cugat del Vallès
Cassolada a Esparreguera en protesta per la presència del borbó. No ets benvingut a Catalunya FELIPE VI pic.twitter.com/HsFFgZCX8g— Annita (@ariusbou) 25 of February 2018