Barcelona: separatists want sovereignty – look

They want their region to be independent and separate from Spain. At most, the central government wants to grant more autonomy.

The president of the separatist citizens’ movement Catalan National Assembly (ANC), Elisenda Paluzie, called on all separatists to unite on the Catalan national holiday, the so-called Diada. They are at odds over the path to independence: some want to persuade the central government to agree to a referendum; others consider this to be hopeless.