Catalan National Assembly of Scotland (ANC) celebrated Catalan National Day last Saturday 9th September in Edinburgh. ANC wanted to show its support to Catalan Independence Referendum that will be held in Catalonia next October 1st. ANC and other Catalan organisations (Colla Castellera d’Edinburgh and Centre Català d’Escòcia) united efforts to mirror the demonstration that will take place in Barcelona City Centre the 11th of Septemer, and that will form a big cross simulating a plus sign. A plus sign that symbolises our will to integrate everyone in a new country . Also an affirmative answer to the question if we “want Catalonia to be an independent country in the form of a republic” that will be asked to Catalan people next October.
The celebration started at 12pm at The Meadows in Edinburgh with Colla Castellera d’Edinburgh doing a human tower exhibition and a workshop where Scottish people could learn a little bit more and try this centenary tradition. After the workshop there was a taste of Catalan traditional food and Catalan beer.
At 3pm ANC gathered around 50 people behind a big banner with the message “We want to decide our future. We will vote” printed in top of both Catalan and Scottish flag. Big signs with the word “Sí” were also displayed to show support to Catalan Independence.
The whole event was broadcasted live thanks to Independence Live who broadcasts several events in support of Scottish Independence. You can find the video here: https://livestream.com/IndependenceLive/events/7709454/videos/162507771.
The Catalan National Assembly is a grassroots organisation that unites more than 80,000 people from all parts of Catalan society, including different ideologies, religions and nationalities. We work on a voluntary basis for a common cause: to win Catalonia’s independence in a completely peaceful and democratic way.