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The foreign branches of the ANC (Catalan National Assembly) have organised demonstrations in major cities around Western Europe for the start of the trial of Catalan pro-independence leaders.

Whilst some details remain to be confirmed, the majority of the demonstrations will take place on the very first day of the trial, 12th February, or on one of the neighbouring weekends.

Currently there are confirmed demonstrations in more than 20 European cities in nine different countries: United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany, France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Switzerland, Spain and Andorra.

Eight of the protests will be in different capitals: Berlin, Brussels, Copenhagen, Dublin, Edinburgh, London, Luxembourg and Paris. According to the ANC, the aim is to highlight the "claim that self-determination is a right, and not a crime, as the Spanish state aims to make people believe with this trial".

The following interactive map gives the location and time (where known) of each demonstration. Each colour represents a date: green is 4th February, salmon is 7th, dark blue is 9th, maroon is 10th, yellow is 12th and turquoise is 16th. The purple for Zurich means it's still to be confirmed.

The other cities which will see actions include Hamburg, Frankfurt, Stuttgart, Munich, Nice, Glasgow, Aberdeen, San Sebastián, Bilbao, Vitoria-Gasteiz and Pamplona. The last few will be organised by Gure Esku Dago, a civil platform that promotes the Basque Country's right to self-determination.


What will the campaign involve?

The rallies are part of an international campaign organised by the ANC to denounce the Spanish state's "persecution and repression" of Catalonia and its citizens for having exercised their right to self-determination.

The campaign will include demonstrations, posters and billboards in different European cities as well as other media, like an advert which has already been viewed more than 300,000 times in total across all platforms.