Tag Archives: Catalan independence

Spain | Pro-Independence Parties Win Majority in Catalonia Elections, A Blow to Madrid

Pro-independence parties have won an absolute majority in elections in the Spanish region of Catalonia, dealing a blow to the Spanish government under Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy.

The election was called after Madrid sacked the Catalan government and arrested many secessionist leaders, after they tried to declare independence following a disputed referendum in October.

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.