Tens of Thousands of Pro-Unity Demonstrators waving Spanish, Catalan, and European Union Flags took to the streets of Barcelona as the Country faced its worst Political Crisis in the four decades since its return to Democracy.

The Demonstration came after sacked Catalan President Carles Puigdemont called for peaceful “democratic opposition” to the Central Government’s takeover of the region following its unilateral declaration of Independence from Spain.

Puigdemont’s Regional Government was dismissed by Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy on Friday.

Catalan Independence Parties are seen as losing their Parliamentary Majority in an Election.

Though the wafer-thin margin between the two sides predicts a hard-fought campaign to December’s Ballot.

The poll was taken from last Monday to Thursday, just as Spain’s Central Government was preparing to take control of the restive region, which then made a unilateral declaration of independence on Friday.

European Countries, the United States and Mexico have rejected the Catalan declaration and expressed support for Spain’s Unity.