About 1,200 people. The Assemblea Nacional Catalana (ANC) and the Intersindical-CSC union have met this Sunday, on Avenida de Diagonal in Barcelona, just over a thousand people, according to the Guardia Urbana, to commemorate the secessionist wildcat strike of October 3, 2017. Four years later, the president of the Parliament of Catalonia, Laura Borràs.
With this demonstration, the ANC, chaired by Elisenda Paluzie, concludes the acts to commemorate October 1, 2017, the date on which the illegal independence referendum called by the Generalitat was held. The independence entity Thus closes three days of marches with little support, if it is compared with the massive demonstrations of other years, even after 2017.
⬛️⬜️🎥 The demonstration begins to walk along the Diagonal in Barcelona. Today, 3-O, we claim how we did 4 years, flooding squares and streets, the current mandate of October 1st. #LluitemiGuanyem the #independencepic.twitter.com/KcRDCQDWrm
– Catalan National Assembly (@assembly) October 3, 2021
The main motto of these protest days has been that of “Let’s fight and win independence.” During today’s march in Barcelona, in which it was also possible to see Jordi Turull, Councilor to the Presidency in 2017, condemned by the Supreme Court and pardoned by the Government, it has been possible to read posters with messages such as’ We demand independence ‘,’ Amnesty. Let’s set ourselves free ‘and’ We’ll finish what we started. ‘
The 3-O strike was strictly independentista to claim the consultation carried out two days before and protest against the police action to comply with the judicial mandate to prevent the holding of the illegal referendum. Sponsored by the Generalitat, it was promoted by the Intersindical union and the CUP, above all, and supported by the autonomous institutional framework.
That 3-O there were cuts in the main highways and highways of Catalonia. The follow-up was, above all, in the public sphere (civil servants, administration, schools …) and there were incidents between citizens who boycotted the right to work and those who wanted to go to their jobs. In the evening, the King addressed the Nation through television in a speech that marked a before and after in the ‘procés’ by defending the constitutional order.
What pride to belong to a people that rebels, always firmly and resolutely, against injustice.
On the 3rd we stopped the country, took to the streets everywhere against repression, for freedom and democracy. Together we are unstoppable.
For a prosperous and free Catalonia!
– Pere Aragonès i Garcia 🎗 (@perearagones) October 3, 2021
Although he did not attend the march this Sunday in the Catalan capital, the president of the Generalitat, Pere Aragonès, has given his support to the protesters and has claimed the 3-O from his Twitter account: «What pride to belong to a people that rebel, always firm and with determination, against injustice. On October 3, we stopped the country, we took to the streets against repression, for freedom and democracy. Together we are unstoppable. For a prosperous and free Catalonia! ».