Catalans gather in Barcelona in support of independence
September 12 , 2017
Around one million Catalans gathered in Barcelona to show their support for the independence of Catalonia. On October 1, 2017, Catalonia will vote on its decision to stay with Spain or break away. This is the sixth consecutive year when La Diada de Catalunya, the national day of Catalonia, has been used by the pro-independence movement as a political rally. Though, the organizers had claimed that 450,000 people had registered for the event, but the police later tweeted that around a million people had attended the rally. Meanwhile, the government of Spain has promised that it would not allow the referendum to go ahead.