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last year . . . 1.5 million protesters demand Catalonian independence Barcelona - An estimated 1,500,000 people took to the streets of Barcelona yesterday, demanding independence for Catalonia, an autonomous Spanish region. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kuisvfz3Aus this year . . . 'Catalan Way Towards Independence' — human chain to span region Barcelona - As was done in Estonia in 1989, supporters of Catalan independence are planning to stage a human chain across the region on September 11, Catalonia's national day. Trial runs are already ongoing. A similar and very successful human chain took place in Estonia in 1989 in support of the independence of the Baltic States. At that stage, they built a chain of 150,000 people, forming a 215 km line across the country. Latvia and Lithuania also participated in what was known as the "Baltic Way". Now organizers from Estonia are assisting Catalan independence supporters with their plans. Reportedly Estonian organizers learned the importance of practice chains and they held smaller events before the main human chain was formed. According to the Catalan National Assembly (ANC), it will take about 100 trial runs to ensure success before attempting to span the Catalonia region on September 11. The actual path of the planned human chain is listed on Wikipedia on a page created for the event. However, the "The Catalan Way Towards Independence" aims to draw international attention to the separatist cause. Not only will this event happen in Catalonia, as international chains are being planned in full support. Similar celebrations and events will be held by supporters in Argentina, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, England, France, German, Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Luxembourg, Mexico, Poland, Scotland, Switzerland, Thailand, Uruguay, the USA and other countries. . . .