dimarts, 30 de setembre de 2014

Civil society protests in front of each town hall in Catalonia

Santa Coloma de Farners

The day after the Constitutional Court decided to temporarily stop the independence non-binding referendum vote, citizens have peacefully gathered together in front of each of the 947 town halls throughout Catalonia to protest against the decision made by this Madrid-based body, for which most members are directly appointed by the same party that runs the Spanish Government and the party that holds an absolute majority in the Spanish Parliament: the People's Party (PP). 

These protest rallies have been organised by the two civil society associations that organised the massive pro-independence demonstrations that have taken place on each Catalan National Day (11th September) for the last three years (2014, 2013 and 2012), gathering more than 1.5 million people each time, according to police sources. 

A few days ago, the grass-roots organisation the Catalan National Assembly (ANC) and the Catalan culture promotion association Òmnium Cultural called citizens to demonstrate in front of each town hall in the event that the Constitutional Court suspended the self-determination vote.



Sant Cugat

Main cities in Catalonia were full of people claiming their tight to vote.

1 comentaris:

  • Anònim says:
    1 d’octubre de 2014 a les 0:17

    Refuse to recognise that the Court has jurisdiction in this case and hold the referendum as planned?

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