Spain’s Economic Nightmare Has Gotten So Bad That Catalonia Wants To Secede
Sept. 12, 2012
What started out as a celebration that marked marking Catalonia’s “National Day” turned into one of the biggest gatherings the city has ever seen.
Over a million Catalonians descended upon Barcelona yesterday, protesting current economic conditions, tax policies, and what they see as an unequal distribution of wealth.
“Catalonia: a new European state”
Catalonians have long viewed themselves as culturally distinct from the rest of Spain. They have their own history, traditions, and a distinct language native to their region. But now, the economic climate has driven a huge amount of people to favor full independence.