Flood of Escalating Repression boosts Catalan Referendum Resistance

Posted: September 19, 2017 in Uncategorized

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The far-right PP government, direct successor to the fascist Franco regime has ordered thousands of militarized Guardia Civil into Catalonia where they are trying to try prevent the Referendum.

The Free

The fight between the majority of Catalans and the Spanish State is escalating by the hour. Support for holding an Independence Referendum on 1st Oct is growing in reaction to a flood of repression.

The far-right PP government, direct successor to the fascist Franco regime  has ordered thousands of militarized Guardia Civil into Catalonia where they are trying to try prevent the Referendum.

Some Key Events

  • On 11th Sept over one million people demonstrated in favour of the Referendum, in perfect order and for the sixth year running.
  • After a 48 hr ultimatum the State has seized the bank accounts of the local Catalan Government, threatening all public employees,health, pensions, etc. http://www.elpuntavui.cat/barcelona.html
  • Thousands of military police have arrived and seized millions of posters and leaflets in favour of the referendum. http://www.elpuntavui.cat/po…..

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Comments
  1. Rajoy has consistently issued threats against Catalonia instead of trying to find a negotiated solution, and thus is likely driving undecided Catalans into the camp of independents, the opposite of what he wants. Stupid, ham-fisted right-wing tactics, typical of someone who knows nothing other than implementing repression.

    If Catalonia were allowed in peace to have the referendum, as Scotland was allowed to do in the United Kingdom, there is a good chance that independence would have been voted down. But as I am not a Catalan it is not for me to say — the status of Catalonia is a matter for Catalans alone, not Madrid or Brussels.

  2. I have a friend here in New Zealand who grew up in Catalonia, where she was punished for speaking Catalan in school. My understanding is that the repression isn’t nearly so severe as it was before Franco died – that the language is coming back. However I sense it’s hard to distinguish the momentum for independence for the momentum to be rid of an extremely repressive central government.

    Thanks for commenting.

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