Sunday, September 11, 2016

Catalan independence movement seeks boost with mass protest

Via Billy

People holding Catalan pro-independence estelada flags

Tens of thousands of Catalans are expected to protest on Sunday to demand their region speed up its drive to break away from Spain and form its own country.

After winning a clear majority in Catalonia’s regional parliament last year, secessionist parties approved a plan to achieve independence by mid-2017 but have since become divided by ideological differences and little progress has been made.

Separatists hope people will come out en masse in various towns and cities of the wealthy, northeastern region on 11 September when it marks its national day.

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