Tag Archives: Catalan independence

Spain | Catalonia: “We Are the Republic!”

Barcelona, November 11: 750,000 people demonstrate behind two banners: “Release the Political Prisoners! And, above all: “We Are the Republic!”

It was the Catalan Republic that was in the streets on November 11, against all odds.

Workers, unemployed, retired, youth, small farmers and merchants … they came from all over Catalonia in response to the call of the Committees for the Defense of the Republic. These CDRs first formed as Committees for the Defense of the Referendum to ensure the holding of the referendum on October 1 against the Francoist monarchy, which had announced that it was forbidding the Catalan people to vote.

Spain | Catalans in Barcelona March for Freedom of Jailed Leaders

Catalans take to the street for the sixth time since its independence declaration was suspended by the Spanish government.

Thousands in Barcelona joined a march to demand the release of several former Catalan officials and independence activists who protesters describe as political prisoners.

Spain | Catalonia Sees Second General Strike In A Month

Unions, civic organizations and political parties sign up to stoppage demanding release of imprisoned Catalan officials

Catalonia sees its second general strike in just over a month on Wednesday, November 8, after the Spanish Superior Court in Catalonia ruled on Tuesday that the stoppage could go ahead. It is the second such protest in little more than a month, after the successful general strike on October 3 to protest Spanish police brutality during the October 1 referendum.

Spain | Carles Puigdemont bailed pending Brussels ruling

A Belgian judge has released the ousted Catalan leader, Carles Puigdemont, and four of his ministers on bail after a hearing lasting more than 10 hours.

UK | Counterfire Resolution: Solidarity with the Republic of Catalonia

On Friday 27th October the parliament of Catalonia declared independence from the Spanish state, following the referendum on October 1st. Our response

Counterfire notes:

1. The Spanish state’s savage repression and use of police brutality against the Catalan people.