The Catalan community in Ireland organised yesterday a successful Human mosaic/demonstration (V) in support of Independence of Catalonia and Democracy
On Ssaturday 23rd of August 2014 the Catalan community living in
Ireland (ANC Ireland and the Catalan Council of Ireland) organised a successful V mosaic/ demonstration in support of independence of . The demonstration coincided with nearly 90 similar other events taking place world wide and a massive one that will take place in Catalonia next September 11th. Catalonia
The organisers have chosen the Garden of Remembrance in
to hold the event as the symbol of Irish independence and freedom, for its historic relevance. The people who gathered together, sang several songs of freedom together with the Catalan national anthem and chanting independence songs. The event was conducted in a festive yet civilised atmosphere and passers by showed great interest and congratulated the organisers. This event has been video recorded and subsequently will be shown throughout most of the national media in Dublin . Catalonia
The Catalan community in
Ireland gives its full support to independence for Catalonia and today gathered united peacefully showing support to and its desire for independence. Today’s event was also useful to explain to Irish citizens and tourists why the people of Catalonia Catalonia want their independence from as soon as possible and that Spain does not allow its citizens to vote. Spain
Currently, the Catalan government is not allowed to hold a referendum of independence or decide any relevant issues as it is subordinated to the Spanish government and does not have full power of decision. Catalans want to participate democratically in a referendum for independence. This referendum will be on November the 9th and it could show then, that
is mature enough to govern itself with its own voice in the European Union and the United Nations. Catalonia
However, as a referendum is not allowed by the Spanish government, the social movement “Catalan National Assembly” http://catalanassembly.org/ who last 11th September mobilised in 2012 around one and a half million people during a peaceful rally in Barcelona as a show of solidarity with the Catalan Government and in support of the proposed Referendum and also organized a “human chain” of over 1.5 million persons holding hands that were peacefully stretching along the entire country from north to south (about
400 Km) on 11 September 2013, Catalonia’s national day. More than 200 foreign journalists requested to be able to cover the Catalan Way, creating a much higher international interest than for last year’s huge rally and this year will repeat a huge demonstration in the shape of a "V" in Barcelona.
Like the Catalan Community in
completed today, many Catalan communities abroad are also participating in this serene symbolic gesture creating their own “V” demonstrations in more than 80 cities around the globe. New York, Paris, London, Buenos Aires, Edinburgh, Hong Kong, Bangkok, Los Angeles, Boston, Rome, Miami, Frankfurt, Vancouver … and many more !!! Such as a similar event that will also be held here in Ireland (Ireland): Cork
· Cork Saturday, 5th of September or Friday 4th (to be confirmed).