September 11, 2013
A PEOPLE WHO THINK THEMSELVES A NATION ARE ONE:
Catalans join hands in huge human chain for independence from Spain (Stephen Burgen in Barcelona and Paul Hamilos in Madrid, 9/11/13, The Guardian)
Posted by Orrin Judd at September 11, 2013 4:48 PMHundreds of thousands of Catalonians joined hands to form a human chain 250 miles (400km) long, running from the border with neighbouring France to the region of Valencia in a call for Madrid to recognise Catalan independence.Wednesday, was la Diada, or Catalan National Day, when the region commemorates the defeat of its troops in the Spanish war of succession in 1714. And at 5.14pm the human chain - or Via Catalana - linked arms.
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