Since they have been held imprisoned the Catalan 9 have received thousands of letters of support from across the World.
Òmnium Cultural now more than 120,000 associate members, up from 14,000 before its president, Jordi Cuixart, was imprisoned.
More than 130 Spanish criminal law experts,the former President of the Spanish Supreme Court Pascual Sala, and former attorney of the Constitutional Court, Joaquin Urías, amongst others, have strongly condemned the indictments.
Not long after the first imprisonments, 200,000 people (according to the police) filled Av. Diagonal in Barcelona with candles to show support; a few weeks later, 75,000 people marched in the streets in Barcelona; a fortnight later, 50,000 people attended a concert to raise money for the possible bails, security bonds and other expenses for the prisoners; the following day 10,000 musicians gathered in a concert for freedom.
Since then, gatherings in front of town halls or other specific locations and events to show support have not stopped. And the movement with the yellow ribbon developed as a symbol of support. Many people, no matter if they want independence or not, wear yellow ribbons in solidarity.
Courts in Germany, Belgium and Scotland have refused to extradite Catalans in exile, including former President of the Government of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont, for these charges.