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September 11 Catalan National Day protests to take place partially online

Some in-person concentrations in front of state buildings and fundraisers for Covid-19 efforts

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24 July 2020 01:22 PM

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ACN|Barcelona

This year's Catalan National Day ('La Diada') protests on September 11 will be much tamer than in the past, which have seen large crowds of people take to the street year after, as current public health concerns are forcing part of the scheduled activities online.

In line with the theme of "The duty to build a better future, the right to be independent," the Catalan National Assembly (ANC) has proposed holding a number of in-person concentrations in front of Spanish government buildings throughout all of Catalonia.

These de-centralized protests are set to be complemented by online activities striving to create "a great virtual network" as well as Covid-19 fundraisers.

'La Diada' protests gained further traction after Spain's Constitutional Court struck down part of Catalonia's Autonomy Statute, and especially since 2012, September 11 has seen mass demonstrations in which millions of Catalans have taken to the streets calling for a vote on self-determination.

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  • Marcel Mauri (Òmnium) and Elisenda Paluzie (ANC) at the September 11, 2019 rally in Barcelona (by Andreu Puig)

  • Marcel Mauri (Òmnium) and Elisenda Paluzie (ANC) at the September 11, 2019 rally in Barcelona (by Andreu Puig)

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