Euroactive. Les Catalans manifestent en faveur de leur indépendance 12set2012

Les Catalans manifestent en faveur de leur indépendance

Des centaines de milliers de Catalans sont descendus dans les rues de Barcelone hier (11 septembre) pour réclamer l’indépendance de leur région. Ils accusent la crise économique de l’Espagne de tirer la Catalogne plus riche vers le bas.

Surging unemployment and financial disarray have stoked a fever of separatism in Catalonia, a comparatively prosperous part of Spain whose leaders say their wealth is being sucked dry by the central government.

Crowds waved red and yellow striped Catalan flags – one of the oldest still in use in Europe – and sang the Catalan anthem on a national day marking the conquest of Catalonia by Spain’s King Philip V in 1714 after a 13 month siege of Barcelona.

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Posted on October 25, 2012, in Belgium, BY COUNTRY, BY DATE, BY LANGUAGE, BY SOURCE, Euroactive, French, september 2012. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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