If the manifestation of the national Day of the 11th of September is always a thermometer to gauge the time by the passing of the independence movement, the reading of this year is clear: fracture strategic and less muscle mobilizer . Feeling of end of the road.
A few weeks to get to know the judgment of the leaders of the "procés" tried in the Supreme Court, the secesionismo had been conjured for a day, crowded to staunch wounds, to win the unit that the parties are keen to break down and begin to warm up, the response to the predictable sentences. They failed, and although the centre of Barcelona once again filled with tens of thousands of people coming from all over Catalonia, the reality is that the figure of participation offered by the Urban Guard -600.000 persons - is the lowest since that in 2012 the starting informally the "procés" with the first great manifestation of the Assemblea Nacional Catalana (ANC). Is 40% less than the national Day of 2018 -always according to figures from the local police-, and far above the 1.8 million in the 2014, the most important, when the pro-independence filled the Gran Via and the Diagonal, on the eve of the 9-N.
The reality is another now. The colorful, festive atmosphere, and the repetition of scenes so many years views led yesterday to a certain sense of Day desvaída, exercise routine, exhausted, in no case was the nerve of the other years, the perception on the street that a large mobilization could change the course, if not history, at least if the decisions of the Catalan government. The Day of 2014 pushed towards the consultation of 9-N ("o president, put the polls!", yelled Forcadell More) and the 2017 paved the way for the 1-Or . The 2019 is not served, nor to set a minimum common strategy to respond to the judgment of the TS: the division between unilateralists and gradualist -JpC and ANC on the one hand, ERC and Omnium on the other - remains more alive than ever.
It became clear when Elisenda Paluzie , president of the ANC, said in his speech that "we don't put deadlines, we have learned from the mistakes of the past, but that the expectation of a dialogue that never arrives, we don't re-do missed opportunities", which was read com an amendment to the strategic line proposed by ERC, whose leaders did not stop screaming "drive, unit" the protesters. In the morning, Omnium managed to add to the commons in an act in favor of the acquittal of the prisoners, now the least common that unites the spectrum sovereignty: only the request for amnesty now appears to be a demand able to enlarge majorities . At the last minute were no incidents in front of the Catalan Parliament and the CUP burned photos of the King and of Emmanuel Macron. End of the road.Date Of Update: 12 September 2019, 06:01