Irish Times. Catalans mark national day with calls for ‘freedom’. 21.09.2012

Catalans mark national day with calls for ‘freedom’

Tens of thousands will demonstrate – but many might settle simply for a bit more autonomy, writes GUY HEDGECOE in Madrid

WHETHER IT’S the extravagant, dreamlike architecture of Antoni Gaudí, the enormous Camp Nou football stadium or the absence of matadors in its bullring, Barcelona constantly reminds visitors that it is unlike anywhere else in Spain.

Today, as Catalans celebrate their national day, the Diada, they will send out a powerful message that they want to distance themselves even further from Madrid and the rest of the country.

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Posted on October 16, 2012, in BY COUNTRY, BY DATE, BY LANGUAGE, BY SOURCE, English, Ireland, Irish Times, september 2012. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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