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« on: October 03, 2017, 06:59:23 pm »

King of Spain to address nation after day of protests in Catalonia

Barcelona (CNN)The King of Spain is to address the nation after thousands of people took to the streets in Catalonia to vent their fury over the violent police crackdown on Sunday's contested independence referendum.

King Felipe will make a televised statement Tuesday at 9 p.m. local time, a spokesman for the royal household told CNN.
His decision to intervene in the crisis came as tens of thousands of people gathered in Barcelona, angered by the harsh treatment meted out by national forces who tried to prevent the banned vote from taking place. Many demonstrated in front of the Barcelona headquarters of the Spanish national police.
http://edition.cnn.com/2017/10/03/europe/catalonia-general-strike-protests-barcelona/index.html

Thousands protest and strike over Catalonia referendum violence
Several thousand demonstrators gathered outside the Barcelona headquarters of Spain’s national police force on Tuesday amid strikes in protest at police violence during the disputed referendum on Catalonian independence.

As Madrid comes under growing international pressure to resolve its worst political crisis in decades, the crowd gathered in the Catalan capital, chanting “independence”, calling Spanish police an “occupying force” and urging them to leave the region.

In Barcelona, municipal police said about 15,000 people had stopped traffic as they rallied, many draped in the blue, yellow and red Estelada flag used by Catalan separatists, shouting: “The streets will always be ours.”
https://www.theguardian.com/world/2017/oct/03/catalonia-holds-general-strike-protest-referendum-violence


Catalan referendum: Spain region 'not seeking traumatic split'
Catalan President Carles Puigdemont has said he is not planning a "traumatic" split with Spain, after a disputed independence referendum on Sunday.
He said he wanted a new understanding with the central government in Madrid.
Catalan officials say voters overwhelmingly backed secession. Madrid has warned it could suspend autonomy of the wealthy north-eastern region.
Spain's top court banned the vote and almost 900 people were hurt as Spanish police tried to stop it going ahead.
Officers from the national police and paramilitary Civil Guard seized ballot papers and boxes at a number of polling stations.
http://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-41472985


Barcelona's soccer team joins huge strike over referendum
BARCELONA, Spain -- Highways were blocked, schools closed and much business halted across Catalonia Tuesday as workers and students joined strikes and took to the streets to protest alleged brutality by police that left hundreds injured during a disputed referendum on Catalonia's secession.

In the regional capital, Barcelona, where bus and subway services were affected, disoriented tourists scrambled to find open cafeterias to avoid the protests.

There were moments of tension when a handful of picketers forced the closure of shops that had remained open in the city's famed Las Ramblas boulevard, but elsewhere the demonstrations were largely peaceful.

Several labor unions and grassroots pro-independence groups had urged workers throughout Catalonia to go on partial or full-day strikes after the referendum that the Spanish government had deemed illegal and invalid.
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/fc-barcelona-catalonia-referendum-strike-spain-police-force/

Catalan referendum: Thousands take to streets of Barcelona to protest police violence
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/catalan-referendum-barcelona-protests-police-violence-a7981016.html


Catalonia referendum: 90% voted for independence, say officials – as it happened
https://www.theguardian.com/world/live/2017/oct/01/catalan-independence-referendum-spain-catalonia-vote-live
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« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2017, 08:09:28 pm »

I've just heard Felipe speech I liked it. It was way better than expected.
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« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2017, 08:29:54 pm »

I heard now the King's speech and I also liked it. I agreed full heartedly. Let's not lose hope in the future. BFF2
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« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2017, 10:33:09 pm »

So according to the bbc the cat government will declare independence. So we can wait for article 155 or worse.
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« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2017, 11:52:05 pm »

God save us from war. That's my biggest fear. This is such a bad, sad occurance. I don't understand how someone would agree to split Spain but if it's inevitable than Spain should start to plan and have the upper hand in this.
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« Reply #5 on: October 04, 2017, 01:21:40 am »




King Felipe's  Speech
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=5K0iqrFW_pg


King Felipe’s speech addressing the crisis in Catalonia
http://felipeandletizia.tumblr.com/post/166015238480/king-felipes-speech-addressing-the-crisis-in
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