If you follow Help Catalonia, you must be aware of the human chain for independence that the Catalan National movement is preparing for the upcoming September 11: 1 , 2. This initiative will be the second mass participation event organized by the Catalan people after last year’s demonstration, when one and a half million people took to the streets of Barcelona to demand the constitution of an independent Catalan state. This time, hundreds of thousands of Catalans will join their hands to form a vast human chain across the country, from north to south, following the Catalan coastline. The initiative has 144,000 volunteers for the moment. Help Catalonia is informing in five languages simultaneously about the event.
But that’s not all:. Between August 15 and September 11, the ANC Catalan Foreign Assemblies are organizing the International Catalan Way, small scale replicas of the human chain in Catalonia in the main cities of the world. So you might be able to join them very soon just around the corner where you live. This will be a unique event to celebrate freedom and solidarity.
The images recorded in the events held until September 3 will be edited in a video that the ANC will use to promote the Catalan Way, to encourage participation, and to internationalise the issue of Catalan self-determination, seeking the support and complicity of other countries. If you would like to be part of Catalan history and join your hands with your Catalan neighbours and friends, just fill out the registration form.
Below you will find a list of locations with the International Catalan Way events that have already been confirmed. But there are many more being prepared in other places of the world. (Please note that all events will be held between August 15 and September 11. The date for each will be communicated directly on your email).
Buenos Aires (Argentina)
Sydney (Australia), September 1, Opera House
Brussels (Belgium), September 1, Atomium
Santiago de Chile (Chile), August 31, Cerro San Cristobal
Manchester (England), August 31, Catalan Square
Paris (France), September 2, Champs de Mars – Tour Eiffel
Dublin (Ireland), September 1, General Post Office (GPO) O’connell Street
Luxemburg City (Luxembourg), September 7, Hêlle Fra
Los Angeles (USA), August 28, Grifith Park
New York City (USA), August 31, Times Square
If you can’t find the city of your choice in the list, let the, know where you are in their registration form and they will contact you with further information or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: This information has been taken from the web http://www.helpcatalonia.cat/ with their permission.