While a tug of war between Madrid and Barcelona continues, most of the first pages of the daily Spanish returned, this Friday, October 13, on the national holiday of the day before. the “The State displays its union and its strength against separatism”, e.g. El Mundo. The conservative newspaper of madrid believes that the military parade and traditional and the reception that followed were attended by an exceptional number of people, including the quasi-majority of the leaders of the political parties, in support of the head of the government, Mariano Rajoy, in the face of the independence claims in Catalonia.
Even in Barcelona, writes the daily, according to figures from the municipal police, the national holiday would have collected 65 000 people, or “13 times more than last year.”