The demonstration will take the form of a huge “v” in the north of Barcelona, where two major thoroughfares converge. The v stands for via, vote and voluntat (will), though implicitly for victory, too. While victory may not be at hand, the separatists are gaining in confidence as their ranks continue to grow, helped by the obduracy of the Madrid government, which refuses to discuss the issue.
The Catalan government has called a referendum on independence for the region of 7 million people on 9 November. Madrid said the vote will be illegal. – The Guardian | Catalans to demonstrate and demand right to hold referendum