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« Reply #60 on: September 21, 2017, 10:49:41 AM »

https://euobserver.com/political/139085


Spain arrests Catalan officials

By ANDREW RETTMAN

BRUSSELS, 20. SEP, 17:19
Spanish gendarmes have arrested Catalan officials and seized ballots for an independence referendum on 1 October, prompting appeals for EU help.
The Guardia Civil raided 22 buildings and arrested 14 people in Barcelona and in a satellite town, Bigues i Riells, in an anti-referendum operation on Wednesday (20 September).


Commissioner Dombrovskis had nothing to say. (Photo: European Parliament)
Most of the arrests were senior Catalan officials, including the top economy ministry official, Josep Maria Jove, and his counterpart in the treasury, Josep Maria Salvado.

The gendarmes also arrested Mercedes Martinez Martos, the head of an advertising firm, whose warehouse was found to contain 9 million ballot papers, which were seized.

Speaking in parliament in Madrid the same day, Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajoy said he had to act because Catalonia had defied a constitutional court order not to hold the independence referendum on 1 October.

"Logically, the state has to react. There is no democratic state in the world that would accept what these people are trying to do. They've been warned and they know the referendum can't take place," he said.

"The rule of law works," he added.

The Guardia Civil raids prompted fiery denunciations by Catalan leaders.


Carles Puigdemont, the president of the Catalan government, said Spain had "de facto suspended self-government and applied a de facto state of emergency".

He also said it was a "repressive and intimidatory regime … a democratic disgrace".

Ada Colau, the mayor of Barcelona, said it was "a scandal" that "elected officials" had been "detained for political reasons".

Gabriel Rufian, a pro-Catalan MP in Madrid, told Rajoy to take his "dirty hands off Catalan institutions".

The Guardia Civil raids also prompted a few thousand people to demonstrate on the streets of Barcelona.

They chanted slogans such as "We will vote!" and "Occupation forces out!", but remained peaceful.

They also chanted "Where is Europe?" in an appeal for international help.

In Brussels, three pro-independence Spanish MEPs urged the European Commission to intervene and a handful of pro-Catalan protesters met outside the EU Council HQ.

Jordi Sole and Josep-Maria Terricabras from the Green group and Ramon Tremosa from the Liberals called on EU commissioners "to not remain indifferent" to what they called Spain's "siege" of Catalonia.

The far-left GUE group and some individual MEPs, such as Slovenian liberal Ivo Vajgl, also complained.

But speaking later the same day, EU commission vice-president Valdis Dombrovskis declined to comment on Wednesday's events.

"We don't have anything new to add at this stage," he said.

The commission president, Jean-Claude Juncker, said last week that Catalonia should respect the constitutional court ruling.

Rajoy's centre-right Popular Party and the centre-left Socialist Party have also spoken of invoking article 155 of the Spanish constitution that could suspend Catalonia's self-rule if things got worse.

Recent polls indicated that 70 percent of Catalans wanted the referendum, but only 41 percent wanted independence.

The Catalan independence movement began in the 1920s.

It was almost always peaceful, but the pro-independence Terra Lliure group, which was active between 1978 and 1995, killed one person.

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Democracy in action - killing the aspirations of the Region of Catalonia.
But the surge of Regional Independence cannot be stopped.
More and more Regions are wrenching themselves from the Nation State.

We of Imperium Europa are in contact with many of such Regions.
We will form a Nova Europa with them and turn this Judaic EU, based on Economics and Finance, into an Organically United White Europa.
By 2032, We will have Imperium Europa.




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« Reply #61 on: October 02, 2017, 09:20:12 AM »

https://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20171002/world/catalan-leader-opens-door-to-secession-from-spain.659406?utm_source=tom&utm_campaign=top5&utm_medium=widget


Monday, October 2, 2017, 07:00

Catalan leader opens door to secession from Spain
90% voted for independence, turnout at 42%



Watch video clips of Spain's shameful government suppressing it's own People.
We have met Catalonia's top leaders personally and they are four square with our IDEA of Europe of Regions and Peoples.
As are the Lombardians, the Bavarians, the Walloons and so many others.

Nothing, no power on earth, no Jewish pressures and support for Central Govts:
can stop the irrepressible force for autonomy of these various industrious, honest and hard working Peoples.
Soon, Europe will be a continent of Free, Independent Regions - eventually, all protected by IMPERIUM EUROPA.



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