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Òmnium Cultural és una entitat amb més de 50 anys d'història al servei de la llengua, la cultura i el país.

119.100 socissocis a tot el món

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Catalans want to vote

On 8th June, at 12 midday (Catalan time, GMT+1), 10 groups are going to build human towers simultaneously at important locations in 8 European capitals, sharing the same message, telling people loud and clear that the Catalans want to decide their future on 9th November, 2014: Catalans want to vote! (manifesto & press clipping)

The “Catalans want to vote. Human towers for democracy” project wants each and every one of us to speak out from the bottom of our hearts for democracy. We want our voice to be heard in Europe and the rest of the world through the Human Towers and what they represent telling the whole wide world that the Catalan people want to democratically decide their future as a nation.

Not only are the Human Towers one of the cultural events with the most repercussion internationally, declared Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, they also symbolize what Catalan men and women are yearning for at this historic moment in time: we group together, make the most of diversity and thanks to the combined effort of everyone involved, we manage to touch the sky.

The European cities where the Humans Towers will be raised, together with the groups that will make this happen are, in alphabetical order:

Berlin, Alexanderplatz. Xics de Granollers 
Brussels, Grand Place / Grote Markt. Castellers de Vilafranca
Geneva, Place des Nations. Xiquets de Reus
Lisbone, Torre de Belém. Castellers de Sants
London, Tower Bridge. Colla Joves Xiquets de Valls
Paris, Champ de Mars. Colla Vella dels Xiquets de Valls
Rome, Gianicolo. Bordegassos de Vilanova

There will also be Human Towers in Barcelona thanks to the groups: Els Castellers de la Sagrada Família (Plaça Gaudí), Els Castellers de Barcelona, Els Minyons de Terrassa and Els Castellers de Sabadell (Plaça Sant Jaume).

This cultural and social event speaks for itself: everybody is invited, from the youngest to the oldest, with their different coloured shirts from the base of the human tower to the very top. An example of cooperation, a reference for self-improvement and social connection. A human image of who we are and what the Catalan people want.

Who is behind this initiative?
This event is the combined effort of many people and social organizations from the Catalan society.

It was started by Òmnium Cultural, a non-profit organization that works to promote the Catalan language and culture and defend Catalan national rights, with the collaboration of the Coordinator of the Catalan Group of Human Towers.

However, the groups that will build human towers in the European capitals have an important role in this project as well as the groups that will build towers in different Catalan cities, the Catalan Societies abroad and other professionals, organizations and volunteers who work towards making this Catalan project a success internationally.

Together, we are going to make history, again.

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You can find us at:

facebook: catalans want to vote
twitter: @omnium
instagram: @catalanswanttovote

We invite you to use the tag #CatalansWantToVote to spread this initiative across social networks.

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