In Catalonia, hundreds of thousands of people came out to protests the arrests of two nationalist leaders

Hundreds of thousands of people came out the evening of 17 October on the streets of Catalonia in protest against the detention of two influential nationalist leaders, according to El Pais.

In Barcelona, according to the civil guard, gathered about 200 thousand people, who demanded to release arrested October 16, the heads of the two public Catalan nationalist organizations – «Catalan national Assembly» and the organization Omnium Cultural Jordi Sanchez and Jordi Quiera.

Similar events were held in other cities of the region.

«Catalan prisoners, we want you to be at home» – with these slogans, protesters. People were holding posters with inscriptions: «Freedom for Jordi, a political prisoner of Spain», «Republic now».

Protesters booed police helicopter that flew over them, shouting: «Down with the occupation forces».

The court of Madrid, on 16 October decided to detain the leaders of Sanchez and Kwihara, which is charged with the preparation of the rebellion.

According to the judge, the actions of Sanchez and Kaisara was part of the strategy for the organization of a referendum on secession of Catalonia, which is recognized as illegal by the Spanish authorities.

The government of Catalonia declared that 1 October, the separation of the region from Spain supported 90,18% of participants of plebiscite. Voter turnout was 43%.

On October 10, the deputies of the Catalan Parliament adopted a document on the independence of Catalonia. The text says that the authorities of Catalonia shall establish «the Catalan Republic as an independent and sovereign state».

On 17 October, the Plenum of the constitutional court of Spain declared inconsistent with the Constitution and therefore null and void the law on the referendum in Catalonia.




In Catalonia, hundreds of thousands of people came out to protests the arrests of two nationalist leaders 18.10.2017

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