People who wanted to make their voices heard, were wearing red and yellow, the traditional Catalonian colors during La Diada, the Catalan National Day. Almost half a million Catalans have signed up to form a "V for vote," a show of support for the right to decide on their independence from Spain.
"It would be the people's triumph if we were allowed to vote. If we live in a democracy we should be allowed to vote," Montserrat, a 58-year-old homemaker, told Reuters.
Local leaders believe that the region is politically, economically and socially better on its own.
"We think that we could administer our own resources. We could do it better with much more proximity to the people and also we would have a better chance of meeting our needs," Alfred