Barcelona and refugees
Hundreds of thousands of people marched in Barcelona Saturday, because of refugees in Spain.
Because of their relative absence. Spain has promised to take in 17,000 refugees, but so far has taken in only 1,100. The marchers, including Barcelona Mayor Ada Colau, view this as dereliction of civic duty. Says she:
It is very important that in a Europe of uncertainty where xenophobia is on the rise for Barcelona to be a capital of hope.