PROTESTERS have held a rally in Edinburgh to show their support for a former member of Catalonia's regional government facing extradition to Spain.

Around 60 people congregated outside the Consulate of Spain in Edinburgh yesterday to demonstrate against the arrest warrant for Clara Ponsati and to criticise the actions of the Spanish government.

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Speaking during the rally, David Aguirre said: "I think that the moment that Europe has people in prison only because of their ideas, it's a moment where everybody – no matter what are your beliefs – should be protesting against that."

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The 32-year-old, from Barcelona and living in Edinburgh, called for all of the arrest warrants to be dropped.

Ewan Hunter, 43, from Linlithgow, said: "The people of Scotland are entirely behind her [Ponsati], in fact every democrat round the world should be behind her. It's simply an affront to the concept of democracy."