Hundreds of thousands of people came out on Thursday, September 11, on the streets of Barcelona in action in support of a referendum on the independence of Catalonia in the national day of this autonomy. It is reported Agence France-Presse.
According to the mayor of Barcelona, the event was attended by 1.8 million people, at the same time, the government of Spain announced 470-520 thousands of protesters. The participants, dressed in yellow and red t-shirts (colors of the flag of Catalonia)requested on 9 November referendum on independence, autonomy, standing in the shape of a giant letter V, which in Spanish begin with the words "victory", "will" and "voting".
The first attempts to separate from Spain Catalan authorities have taken in the beginning of the last century. In 1979, Catalonia has achieved Autonomous status, and the Catalan language was recognized as an official in the region. In 2006, the region received more financial independence. In 2009 and 2010 Catalonia held a series of informal referenda that was made for the issue of independence. After the regional elections of 2012, the majority of the deputies of the local Parliament were supporters of independence. The last referendum was scheduled for November 9, but the Spanish Parliament declared it illegal.
Demonstration in Catalonia was held on the eve of the referendum on Scottish independence from the UK, which will take place on 18 September 2014. If most of the population will vote for secession from the United Kingdom, Scotland will be declared independent on 24 March 2016.
The UN security Council blocked a statement on the shelling of the Russian Embassy in Damascus. The project document, the permanent representation circulated among the members of the security Council. It was a "short draft press statement condemning this attack, based on the standard wording of the fight against terrorism and the immunity of diplomatic missions".
The President of the United States Donald trump generally supports sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea, but is waiting for the final version to Congress. "The white house is studying a bill of the house of representatives and is awaiting a final legislative package on the table of the President", — the press Secretary of the White house.
A Chinese city Czinczar (Fujian province) is wrapped by a curtain, to Rob a house. At first, the man climbed the stairs and peeked around the corner, where he was caught on tape. Seeing her, he still decided to disguise: in 20 minutes he made a Ghost costume by cutting away the curtain on the first floor.
Us pilot Kyle Busch, who competes in racing series of NASCAR, has introduced a helmet with automatic feed candy to your mouth. The presentation was held in Indianapolis, where Bush has twice won (in 2015 and 2016). The device worked not perfect, some candy spilled past, but most reached the goal.
Delta Air Lines said that the Russian was removed from the flight Seattle-Atlanta is not for the "occupation of Crimea" and because he violated safety rules. "Arrived late, the passenger broke through the closed door at the gate, and thus caused the alarm is triggered", — said the carrier.
Chinese scientists have estimated that in 2014, corrosion and its consequences have caused damage to the economy of China in the amount of about 310 billion (3.34% of the GDP). This amount as suggested by the authors, can be reduced to 115 billion. A study published in the journal npj Materials Degradation.