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The Assemblea Nacional Catalana (Catalan National Assembly, ANC) is an organization that aims at regaining the political independence of Catalonia through the establishment of a free and democratic State.
The origin of the organization was the National Conference for the Catalan State (Conferència Nacional per l'Estat Propi), held on April 30, 2011 in Barcelona, and that gathered 1,500 people. A Permanent Council was elected at this conference, including Aureli Argemí, Enric I. Canela, Carles Castellanos, Josep Cruanyes, Josep Dalmau, Miquel Esquirol, Patrícia Gabancho, Julià de Jòdar, Joel Joan, Enric Larreula, Lluís Llach, Josep Maria Murià, Ferran Requejo, Francesc Ribera, Pep Riera, Blanca Serra, Eva Serra, Jordi Solé, Josep Maria Terricabras, Quim Torra, Ricard Torrents, among others. Moreover, the interim secretariat was also elected, which was composed by Alfred Bosch, Miquel Strubell, Miquel Sellarès, Jaume Soler, among others.
The formal incorporation as a civic association was held on March 10, 2012 at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona.
On September 11, 2012 a separatist demonstration organized by the Catalan National Assembly occurred in Barcelona with between 600.000 and 2 million participants. It is the biggest demonstration that have ever taken place in Barcelona.