Monday, June 12, 2017

Convoys of Spanish military vehicles moving on Catalan roads

Several convoys of Spanish army militar vehicles were seen moving on Catalan roads at different points. Many followers of Twitter have shared photos of these vehicles accompanied by comments of surprise and indignation as the multiple presence of these vehicles –not a regular event by any means- coincides with the day that the president of the Generalitat, Carles Puigdemont, announced the date and question of the Referendum.

The convoys were seen circulating on roads leading into Barcelona, the capital of Catalonia, such as the Martorell motorway toll point, Ronda de Dalt,  Gran Via or Diagonal. This last point –Diagonal- is a specially sensitive point since in the Catalan popular memory, the imatge of Francoist tanks and troops entering Barcelon, at the end of the Civil War (January 26th 1939), is especially associated with this avenue. Amongst the vehicles yesterday, there were ambulances for the conveyance of the injured, lorries, 4x4s and tank-carriers with small tanks.



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