People start to flood streets of Barcelona for independence rally
Hundreds of buses bring people from all over Catalonia to take part in demonstration
Crowds of people registered to take part in the September 11 pro-independence demonstration organised by the Catalan National Assembly (ANC) and Òmnium Cultural are slowly filling the streets in the centre of Barcelona.
Shortly after noon, hundreds of buses arrived in the city carrying an army of protesters armed with signs, Catalan flags, and wearing pro-independence T-shirts, all ready to take part in the the rally, which begins at 5:15pm. According to figures provided by ANC and Òmnium, up to 1,800 buses from towns all over Catalonia have made the journey to the capital.