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Catalans Get Ready for Another Massive Pro-independence Event

Categories: Spain, Citizen Media, Freedom of Speech, Governance, Human Rights, Ideas, International Relations, Politics

Catalan National Day, September 11, is just around the corner. The civic Association Col·lectiu Emma (@CollectiuEmma [1]) has published a statement [2]in English and 9 other languages on its blog. The text explains the current political situation in Catalonia [3] (Spain's far north-east corner) and calls worldwide media to keep an eye on the public pro-independence event that will take place on September 11.

In an attempt to show the increasing popular support to the option of independence and push the regional government to hold a referendum, the civic association Catalan National Assembly [4] (CNA) is organizing a huge human chain along the 400 km long Catalan coastline [5], called The Catalan Way [6] (#CatalanWay [7], #viacatalana [8]). 105 human chains around the world [9] have already been or are scheduled to be celebrated in advance.