The Events of October 6th

Lluís Companys Declares the Catalan State

October 6th 1934 - Barcelona: the President of the Generalitat of Catalonia, Lluís Companys proclaims the Estat Català or Catalan State. This act, and Companys subsequent arrest, became known as the Events of October 6th and shows that Catalonia's calls for independence have been going on for some time.


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