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#11s2012 - crowds gather for Catalan independence march

Using the hashtags #FreedomForCatalonia and #11s2012 amongst others, participants have been documenting their part in the march in Barcelona with Twitter and Instagram. This Storify will be updated.


  1. Banners adorn buildings ahead of the march, as this shot of Placa Catalunya from Francesc Grau shows:
  2. Throngs of flagbearers as seen by Julia Garriga:
  3. #catalunya #barcelona #freedomforcatalonia #independencia #catalunyaindependent
    #catalunya #barcelona #freedomforcatalonia #independencia #catalunyaindependent
  4. Marching along the Passeig de Gracia in this image from @rcarandell, @AlinaMD and @ferranesc:
  5. The Catalan flag attached to the Arc de Triomf, captured by @rrafecas:
  6. @aduardus' photo shows a "Spanish embassy" banner hangs from the foreign office:
  7. Guardian readers who saw the march or took part have been sharing their views on the rally - see comments from fredfoto, volveralpueblo, InakiXabier and Letpeopledecide, who writes: "I was in the demonstration today. Downtown Bcn streets were packed with people sharing a common objective. And what the objective is? Basically, we are asking for having the choice to pacifically decide how, and where to live our life. The right to choose what we want to be, that is why we filled the streets of Barcelona today"
  8. If you took part in the march on Tuesday, you can tweet @Guardian to share your experiences from the rally or leave a comment here.