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Spain: Barcelona residents react to enactment of Article 155

Spain, Barcelona
October 21, 2017 at 15:25 GMT -00:00 · Published

Barcelona residents reacted to the Spanish government's decision to trigger Article 155 of the constitution and to thereby block Catalonia's autonomy, on Saturday.

While some Barcelonans agreed with Madrid's decision, others firmly condemned it, vowing to continue their fight for Catalan independence.

Local resident Joan said that Catalonians have been "oppressed" for too long and that while it is a "huge injustice, at the same time it won't stop our aspirations."

Bercelonan Mariona agreed with Joan that Madrid's decision was wrong and said that she will "try to disobey" the government. "We won't enter any conflict, we are not aggressive. They are aggressive", she said.

Passerby Maxi disagreed however and said that she was "not surprised by what is happening" since declaring independence was "already completely unlawful."

Independence supporters organised a rally in Barcelona on Saturday, in support of two imprisoned Catalan leading civil society figures. The demonstration is expected to also protest Madrid's decision over Article 155.

Los residentes de Barcelona reaccionaron a la decisión del gobierno español de activar el artículo 155 de la Constitución y, por lo tanto, bloquear la autonomía de Cataluña.

Mientras que algunos barceloneses están de acuerdo con la decisión de Madrid, otros la condenaron firmemente y prometieron continuar su lucha por la independencia de Cataluña.

Spain: Barcelona residents react to enactment of Article 15502:20
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Barcelona residents reacted to the Spanish government's decision to trigger Article 155 of the constitution and to thereby block Catalonia's autonomy, on Saturday.

While some Barcelonans agreed with Madrid's decision, others firmly condemned it, vowing to continue their fight for Catalan independence.

Local resident Joan said that Catalonians have been "oppressed" for too long and that while it is a "huge injustice, at the same time it won't stop our aspirations."

Bercelonan Mariona agreed with Joan that Madrid's decision was wrong and said that she will "try to disobey" the government. "We won't enter any conflict, we are not aggressive. They are aggressive", she said.

Passerby Maxi disagreed however and said that she was "not surprised by what is happening" since declaring independence was "already completely unlawful."

Independence supporters organised a rally in Barcelona on Saturday, in support of two imprisoned Catalan leading civil society figures. The demonstration is expected to also protest Madrid's decision over Article 155.

Los residentes de Barcelona reaccionaron a la decisión del gobierno español de activar el artículo 155 de la Constitución y, por lo tanto, bloquear la autonomía de Cataluña.

Mientras que algunos barceloneses están de acuerdo con la decisión de Madrid, otros la condenaron firmemente y prometieron continuar su lucha por la independencia de Cataluña.

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