Barcelona soccer fans hold up 'Estelada', center, the Catalan independence flag, amongst color cards forming the red-and-yellow stripes of Catalonia's "la senyera" flag before the Spani

 

              Barcelona soccer fans hold up
Barcelona soccer fans hold up 'Estelada', center, the Catalan independence flag, amongst color cards forming the red-and-yellow stripes of Catalonia's "la senyera" flag before the Spanish La Liga soccer match between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid at the Camp Nou stadium in Barcelona, Spain, Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012. Moves toward separatism are getting a bigger following these past months as the economic crisis pushes people faster toward stark choices on nationhood and their future. It is no different in Spain's Catalonia, a wealthy region grousing that it has to pay for others in its crisis-hit country. Real Madrid is still identified with the unified Spanish state and was met with a mosaic of color cards forming the red-and-yellow stripes of Catalonia's "la senyera" flag. At one stage during the match, incessant collective shouts of "Independence!" cascaded down the stands as fans waved the pro-independence "estelada" flag. (AP Photo/Manu Fernandez, File)