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Spain: Catalan govt. targeted with 'coordinated aggression' by Spanish state, police - Puigdemont01:26

Spain: Catalan govt. targeted with 'coordinated aggression' by Spanish state, police - Puigdemont

Spain, Barcelona
September 20, 2017 at 15:07 GMT +00:00 · Published

The Catalonian government has been the target of "coordinated aggression" carried out by Spanish police forces and the Interior Ministry, stated President of the Generalitat of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont in Barcelona, Wednesday.Speaking from the Regional Ministry of Economy, Puigdemont said that such a move was adopted by Spanish forces "with the objective of preventing all Catalonians from expressing themselves with freedom and peace on the 1st of October," as well as "suspending the government activity emerged from the polls on the 27th of September, 2015."The Catalonian president denounced the "aggression," noting that it "is out of legal protection," since "it has been perpetrated breaching the rule of law and all constitutional guaranties, breaking the bill of fundamental rights of the European Union." Puigdemont stated that the "Spanish state has suspended de-facto the Catalonian self-government, and has applied de-facto a state of exception," with freedoms of the involved authorities being "suspended and repressed." Some 700 mayors face the risk of being arrested for supporting the independence referendum. Catalan citizens will vote in an upcoming historic independence referendum on October 1, in a ballot that has been deemed “illegal” by the Spanish government. The Constitutional Court has suspended the Catalan referendum law, following an appeal from the Spanish government. It will be suspended until the court reaches a decision.

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The Catalonian government has been the target of "coordinated aggression" carried out by Spanish police forces and the Interior Ministry, stated President of the Generalitat of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont in Barcelona, Wednesday.Speaking from the Regional Ministry of Economy, Puigdemont said that such a move was adopted by Spanish forces "with the objective of preventing all Catalonians from expressing themselves with freedom and peace on the 1st of October," as well as "suspending the government activity emerged from the polls on the 27th of September, 2015."The Catalonian president denounced the "aggression," noting that it "is out of legal protection," since "it has been perpetrated breaching the rule of law and all constitutional guaranties, breaking the bill of fundamental rights of the European Union." Puigdemont stated that the "Spanish state has suspended de-facto the Catalonian self-government, and has applied de-facto a state of exception," with freedoms of the involved authorities being "suspended and repressed." Some 700 mayors face the risk of being arrested for supporting the independence referendum. Catalan citizens will vote in an upcoming historic independence referendum on October 1, in a ballot that has been deemed “illegal” by the Spanish government. The Constitutional Court has suspended the Catalan referendum law, following an appeal from the Spanish government. It will be suspended until the court reaches a decision.

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