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Spain: 'An injustice' - locals give their opinions on Puigdemont arrest02:11

Spain: 'An injustice' - locals give their opinions on Puigdemont arrest

Spain, Barcelona
March 25, 2018 at 09:28 GMT +00:00 · Published

Local residents in Barcelona on Sunday gave their opinions on the arrest of exiled Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, who was detained shortly before noon whilst crossing the German border from Denmark.

Opinions on Puigdemont's detainment were mixed, with one man named Ramon describing the situation as "very bad".

"They detained him and they will bring him to Spain and, here, they will probably send him to prison. I think that it is bad if he goes to prison," said Ramon.

A couple named Ernesto and Carmen called the arrest an "injustice" and described it as a present-day "Spanish inquisition".

However, another resident named Joana said that the police "did what they were supposed to do".

Former President of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont was moved to Neumuenster correctional facility after being taken into police custody in Schleswig-Holstein on Sunday.

Puigdemont is facing up to 25 years in prison on charges of sedition, rebellion and misuse of public funds over his role in the push for the Catalan divorce from Spain.

Spain: 'An injustice' - locals give their opinions on Puigdemont arrest02:11
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Local residents in Barcelona on Sunday gave their opinions on the arrest of exiled Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, who was detained shortly before noon whilst crossing the German border from Denmark.

Opinions on Puigdemont's detainment were mixed, with one man named Ramon describing the situation as "very bad".

"They detained him and they will bring him to Spain and, here, they will probably send him to prison. I think that it is bad if he goes to prison," said Ramon.

A couple named Ernesto and Carmen called the arrest an "injustice" and described it as a present-day "Spanish inquisition".

However, another resident named Joana said that the police "did what they were supposed to do".

Former President of Catalonia Carles Puigdemont was moved to Neumuenster correctional facility after being taken into police custody in Schleswig-Holstein on Sunday.

Puigdemont is facing up to 25 years in prison on charges of sedition, rebellion and misuse of public funds over his role in the push for the Catalan divorce from Spain.

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