A man holds an Estelada (Catalan separatist flag) and a pro-referendum flag as he arrives at a closing rally in favour of the banned October 1 independence referendum in Barcelona

A man holds an Estelada (Catalan separatist flag) and a pro-referendum flag as he arrives at a closing rally in favour of the banned October 1 independence referendum in Barcelona

A man holds an Estelada (Catalan separatist flag) and a pro-referendum flag as he arrives at a closing rally in favour of the banned October 1 independence referendum in Barcelona, Spain September 29, 2017. Photo: Reuters/Yves Herman

September 30, 2017 1:24 AM (UTC+8)