People hold torches as they march through the streets of Barcelona during a pro-independence demonstration, on Sept. 10, 2016, the eve of the National Day of Catalonia 'Diada'. / AFP / JOSEP LAGO
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Hundreds of thousands of Catalans were expected to rally Sunday to demand their region break away from Spain, as leaders of the pro-independence movement try to iron out differences over a secession plan.Over 340,000 people have signed up to join demonstrations for Barcelona and four other cities, scheduled to coincide with Catalonia's national day, "Diada". Catalan separatists have tried in vain for years to win approval from Spain's central government to hold an independence referendum like the one held in 2014 in Scotland in Britain which resulted in a "no" vote.In 2013, hundreds of thousands of Catalans draped in blue, red and yellow separatist banners held hands in a 400-kilometer (250-mile) human chain across the region while in 2014 and 2015 demonstrators held massive rallies in Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia.The CUP is willing to back his government again, most likely if he agrees to call an independence referendum in 2017 .
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