On the 11th of September at 17:14 something extraordinary happened in Catalonia: a gigantic human chain of over one and a half million people joined the greatest rally for Independence from Spain Catalonia has ever seen, the Via Catalana.
Over a thousand people gathered in the heart of Tarragona yesterday for a general rehearsal of what will be the human Chain of Independence, covering a track that stretches over the whole coastal length of Catalonia on the 11th of September.
This is the time of the year when Human Castles become a ubiquitous sight in some of the main squares in Catalonia. Here, last night, we had the Colla Xiquets de Tarragona doing the last and most important rehearsal before the beginning of the celebration of Sant Magi next week.
Concluding a week where Human Castles have been the most predominant feature of the city as part of the Setmana dels Castells, a last showdown took place at the Serrallo, the fishing port of Tarragona.
Last night the Rambla in Tarragona became another platform for a powerful statement delivered by the Independence movement for Catalonia.
Vermouth is a great excuse to throw a street party in Tarragona, so get a catchy poster, get the local shops to chip in, get a gutsy Rumba band to provide the soundtrack and hope everyone turns up.