V FOR VOTE (CATALONIA’S NATIONAL DAY 2014)

September 11th is Catalonia’s Day. This year’s Diada happens to be the 300th anniversary of the day when Barcelona was taken by the forces of king Philip V, after a siege that lasted months, during the War of Succession.

Traditionally, Catalans use this day to express our political demands and this one hasn’t been an exception. Next November 9th a referendum is scheduled in which Catalans should say whether we want to be an independent country, out from Spain, or not. Maybe you’ve heard about it and know that Spanish government’s doing everything they can think of to prevent this from happening. Our politicians are doing what they can to make sure that the referendum becomes a reality, of course. Just to be sure that everybody knows how much we Catalans want this opportunity to decide by ourselves, people from all around Catalonia has come to Barcelona to form a giant V with the colours of the senyera, our flag: 4 red lines over a yellow background. Except that this flag had, at least, 8 red lines. Some places, like the sector where I was (#32), were so full with people that more lines had to be set up.

I’ve taken some photos, of which these 37 are just a few.

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