As the front banner will clearly say, hundreds of thousands will be demonstrating for the independence of Catalonia. According to recent surveys, most Catalan citizens do not want to be Spaniards anymore, being the reasons for these basicly economy and culture: Catalonia suffers a terrible fiscal deficit, of about 1.6 billion Euros, with regards Spain, since Catalans pay huge amounts of money which do not bring public investment in the region. The cultural issue is also an important one, since most Spaniards simply do not accept the existence of the Catalan language and its use in the region.
Nobody can believe a couple paragraphs suffice to explain the complexity of the relation between Catalonia and Spain, so take these two above as an introduction, simply an introduction. You can learn more by clicking on the following links:
*Updated 9 Sept.