Over a Million demonstrate in Barcelona to defend Catalan freedom
More than one million people have demonstrated in Barcelona to demand respect for the decisions of the Catalan people under the slogan "we are a nation". Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. 10/07/2010
More than one million people have demonstrated in Barcelona to demand respect for the decisions of the Catalan people. More than a thousand parties and social and cultural organizations have called a demonstration under the slogan “Som una nació. Catalunya decideix” (We are a nation. Catalonia choose) and a great Senyera (Catalan national flag) of 250 m2
Independence, nationalist and Federalists, led by Òmnium Cultural and living presidents of the Generalitat (autonomous governancy Catalunya) have filled the streets of Barcelona in one of the largest demonstrations in history. The "right to choose" has been identified directly with the right of self determination, which could open the door to a referendum on the independence of Catalonia.
On June 28, 2010, the Court Consitucional Spanish, after four years of debate cut the statute of autonomy of Catalonia. Eliminated 14 articles and amending 27 articles of the statute approved by the Catalan parliament in 2006 after being approved in a referendum.
The independence organizations that aspire to the creation of a Catalan republic of the European Union have been strengthened his thesis extensively against autonomy, considering that you can not go for anything in Madrid and you have to tract directly with the EU.
During the demostration, the slogans have been heard more "independence" and "bye Spain"
In Mallorca, San Sebastian, Toulouse, Berlin, London and Dublin and other cities have produced demostrations of support for the claims of the Catalan people.