Wednesday, September 12, 2012

La Diada

I got the privilege to join with 1.5 million people marching for the independence of Catalunya.  I arrived to Plaza Urqinaona at 5:30 to try to find my friend Edgar.  It took me 40 minutes of pushing through crowds to cover the 30 feet necessary to reach his location (I had to walk around a city block and circle back).  The spirit was electric and energetic and surprisingly peaceful.

The crowd went as far as I could see.

Passing the flag over the crowd

Standing room only

Even puppies want independence.

Cheering for the helicopter.

Edgar, who proudly guided me through the crowd. 
Felt like the first day of school!


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