19th November 2019

La Diada – Catalan National Day

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One weekend, two opposite protests

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This weekend in Barcelona will see two separate protests that define the conflict between those who want an independent Catalonia, or at least the chance
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600,000 rally for independence on ‘La Diada’, say Barcelona police

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Some 600,000 people, according to figures from Barcelona’s local police (the Guàrdia Urbana), filled central Barcelona around the Plaça d’Espanya on Wednesday evening for the
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Sánchez hopes ‘La Diada’ will be celebration of all Catalans, ‘not only some of them’

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Spain’s acting Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, has said that the Catalan pro-independence camp has seized the Catalan National Day (La Diada). Referring to the celebration
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‘We will persist’ say pro-referendum parties on Catalonia’s ‘La Diada’

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As Catalonia’s National Day (La Diada) got underway on Wednesday, leading political figures in the pro-independence movement took advantage to restate their determination to see
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PP MPs defend Spanish democracy in ‘Le Monde’

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Spain’s right-wing People’s Party (PP) has responded to the 52 French MPs who called for an end to the ‘repression’ of Catalan pro-independence leaders. In an
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Seven years of pro-independence rallies during Catalonia’s ‘La Diada’

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Catalonia’s pro-independence supporters are planning a huge rally this Wednesday 11 September to again coincide with La Diada (Catalonia’s National Day). It will also be a test
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Albert Rivera to Quim Torra: ‘either accept verdict or end up like them’

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Albert Rivera, the head of the Ciudadanos (Cs) party in Spain, addressed Catalan president Quim Torra in a Tweet on Thursday, by saying: ‘In a
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One year on, ‘Jordis’ remain in pre-trial jail

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On 16 October 2017, Jordi Sànchez and Jordi Cuixart became the first pro-independence leaders in Catalonia to be sent to jail for helping organise a
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La Diada begins with traditional flower tributes

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La Diada, Catalonia’s National Day began this morning with the traditional floral tributes at the Rafael Casanova monument in Barcelona. The Catalan government, headed by