La Diada measures the support of the pro-independence masses for open negotiations between the ERC, the Junts and the Government to invest Pedro Sánchez.
After years of seemingly waning participation due to the lack of tangible goals of secessionism, this September 11 will examine if the strategic position of the independence movement to condition the governance of Spain allows to reverse the declining trend and revive the a demonstration that is already decisive in promoting. previous State orders such as 9-N or 1-O.
According to sources from the Barcelona city council, this year’s demonstration includes 115,000 people compared to the 150,000 who did it last year, that is, 35,000 less.
The ANC, which estimated that 700,000 people supported its call in 2022, has assured that 800,000 will attend this year.
On this occasion the milestone is the approval of an amnesty law that abolishes the sentences of those convicted in the process and allows the free return of those who escaped with Carles Puigdemont at the helm and then, with Sánchez anointed, begin in a self-determination negotiation that will lead to the organization of a referendum on self-determination authorized by the Government.
For the first time, the leaders of the Junts attended the meeting with some anxiety, after accepting the path of negotiations with the central Executive where they repeatedly failed the ERC. The post-convergents will see if the disagreements in the streets affect them or if the Republicans continue to be the target of disaffected secessionist anger.
To protect its paintings against a possible adverse reaction from those who attended the Diada demonstration, Carles Puigdemont He emphasized that his party did not leave the option of resuming unilateralism to complete the secession if the agreement with the State to hold a new referendum does not happen.
The ERC did not do the same and that made Pere Aragonès – who returned to the rally after being absent last year – the most likely target of the most fanatical separatism which, led by the organizer of the demonstration itself, the ANC, defending the need to make a new unilateral proclamation of independence to complete the challenge to the constitutional order that the State was able to abort six years ago.
The ANC chartered more than 200 buses to fill Barcelona with protesters and demand the rise of the independence movement, taking advantage of Sánchez’s intention to rely on secessionism to stay in La Moncloa.