Catalan independence referendum demonstration: in pictures - theguardian.com, Marta Bausells and James Walsh, 12 September 2014. "Around 1.8 million people staged a massive protest yesterday in Barcelona for the right to vote on Catalonia’s political future on the 9th of November, a date for which a referendum-style consultation is planned which still faces blockage from Madrid. The demonstration had a V shape – the V standing for “votar” (voting) and “voluntat” (will) –."
Spain’s official ban on displaying the Catalan independence flag during Sunday’s football cup final was lifted by judicial order on Friday, adding a last-minute twist to a tale of political controversy that has raged for days. The ruling means the
2014: The year in good ideas - timeout.com, CHRIS BOURN, DECEMBER 10 2014. In recent years Catalonia’s national day, September 11, has become the platform for imaginative protests for Catalan independence. This year saw record numbers – an estimated 1.8 million, who pulled off something a little bit miraculous. Demonstrators lined up for 11km along Barcelona’s Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes and Avinguda Diagonal to form a Catalan flag that stretched to the horizon.