On October 7, 2012 over 98,000 Barcelona fans helped put up red and gold cards during El Clasico, to form the biggest ever version of the Catalan national flag.
Right now we need to work together to promote peace and love to the people around us.
But Catalan leaders have not ruled out unilaterally declaring independence. Some worldwide media simply ignore the reality of Federal Spain, surely one of the most decentralised countries in the world as compared to Germany, Switzerland, India, and probably even more the USA. "And that would be very risky for the government of Catalonia, because it does not have majority support among the population", he adds. "To be honest, he's very bad".
It has had a strong independence movement for decades and has already won sweeping powers to govern itself as an autonomous region within Spain.
In Cibeles Square, hundreds of others people clapped and waved their hands in the air in a crowd which included many families with young children and babies but no flags. "Here they are always with their doors open for dialogue, but I think this will end badly", he said. Will there be more violence? Each time it gets worse. "It has generated a lot of fear and that's unsafe". "Every attempt the Spanish government has used to impede things to happen, they have been demonstrated completely not only useless but counter-productive", Mr Romeva said. "We have to listen to them with respect and not with force or blood, like what happened with ETA".
The warnings by the business sector have coincided with the first calls from within Puigdemont's government to hold off on a declaration of independence.
Spain's government approved a decree Friday that would make it easier for Catalan companies to move base out of the region.
Tens of thousands of Spanish unionists are protesting against Catalonian independence as tensions rise between the state and federal government.
Sporting white shirts, protesters packed Barcelona's Sant Jaume Square where the Catalan government has its presidential palace, shouting "We want to talk!" and holding signs saying "More Negotiation, Less Testosterone!" and "Talk or Resign!"
Caroline Gray is convinced that there is still time for a political solution, "if both sides take a step back from the brink".
The spokesman Vazquez said that the march was unrelated to the current political situation and that the demands are long standing.
"I saw the images and I know that there are people who received blows, pushes, and that there's still a person in hospital", Millo said. On October 10, in Catalonia, a meeting of the parliament with the participation of the head of the autonomy Carles Puigdemona should take place.
He added: "I want to say something with absolute clarity - while the threat of independence is in the political landscape, it will be very hard for the government to not take these decisions".
On Friday, Catalonia's police chief and two prominent separatist leaders including Cuixart avoided being remanded in custody at a court hearing over sedition accusations. The final results from the poll show 90% of the 2.3m people who voted backed independence.