Barcelona/Catalonia - 11th Sep.
Replies: 2 - Last Post: Sep 11, 2012 5:11 PM Last Post By: sfgirl42
Sep 10, 2012 8:21 AM
Barcelona/Catalonia - 11th Sep.Normally it's a bit of a boring event where there's a few thousand marching for independence and politicians make a speech and get booed and then everyone goes home. However this year there's a bit of a charged atmosphere for Catalonia's national day and it might be wise to bear that in mind tomorrow.
Having said that probably nothing will happen and I'll look like I've just issued a warning on behalf of the American embassy.
Sep 10, 2012 7:58 PM
1I'm not travelling so it won't affect me but thanks for the heads up: With all the changes going on in Europe this march could have interesting insights into how Spain/Catalonia responds to current problems. I'll check some foreign papers to see what happens..
Sep 11, 2012 5:11 PM
2Sounds like there was quite a turn out!
When I first started to go to France (2000, 2001) I used to read a Paris newspaper (in French) which gave a listing of all the planned industrial actions (pickets, walks, etc) and I used to try to catch one or two (sometimes one would be for a half hour or so at a particular Metro stop ...the reason for the action was always given although not always rational, I thought)
There was one teachers' march which was in a very accessible area so I went and watched...
I won't debate the pluses or minuses of unions anywhere but they are a strong voice which I do NOT see here in the US (except when trying to protect very strong, corrupt vested interests --there is proof, former leaders under indictment, etc.
I think it could have been very interesting to observe the march in Barcelona, provided I was there for more than just a day and didn't have specific plans. Another argument for not overplanning one's trip...
Edited by: sfgirl42
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