Thursday, 19 April, 2018

Demonstrators flood Barcelona in support of jailed separatist leaders

Thousands Rally in Barcelona Demanding Release of Detained Politicians (PHOTOS) Over 350000 Catalans Flood Barcelona in Support of Independence Leaders
Patty Aguilar | 16 April, 2018, 01:38

While conceding that the arrests of prominent Catalan leaders on possible charges of rebellion, sedition and misuse of public funds had left the independence movement "decapitated", he said the setback was only temporary.

Police put attendance at 315,000 while the organisers said 750,000 people had turned out to take part in the protest, with the city's streets once again filled with people dressed in yellow clutching pro-independence estelada flags. Both men face rebellion charges which could lead to jail terms of 30 years.

Sunday's mass demonstration, which was called by the two main Catalan pro-independence groups and backed by the regional branches of Spain's two biggest unions, took place under the slogan "For rights and freedoms, for democracy and cohesion, we want you home!"

The secession movement in the wealthy region has plunged Spain into its deepest institutional crisis in decades.

"But it is not a separatist protest".

The demonstration comes ten days after a German court dismissed an extradition request for Catalonia's ousted separatist president Carles Puigdemont on grounds of rebellion and released him on bail.

Many protesters chanted "Puigdemont, president!"

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Separatist lawmakers defied court orders and held an ad-hoc referendum on independence in October.

The first two jailed were Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Cuixart, who wield influence through their pro-independence civic organizations.

"What makes me sad is the accusation of violence, which never existed", Sanchez said in December on Twitter.

Around 350,000 demonstrators clogged several main city arteries waving flags and wearing yellow in support of separatist leaders jailed for their role in the region's banned drive to split from Spain past year.

If a new leader in Catalonia is not elected by May 22, new regional elections will be held. If a new leader is not named before the end of May, Catalonia will be forced to call another election.

In 2006, during the time when Zapatero government (PSOE) was in power, the Catalan parliament brought forth demands for increased self-governance in Catalonia through a 2006 Statute of Autonomy of Catalonia, a law passed by the legislature in the autonomous Spanish community, which went on to be approved by Spain's parliament and later ratified in a referendum by Catalan voters.

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