Friday, 27 October 2017

Catalonia Isolated After Independence

A mixture of hope and fear is the overwhelming feeling amongst Catalonians tonight as the Spanish government is preparing to seize control of the region after the Catalonian parliament voted to establish an independent republic.
The Spanish Government are set to sack the Catalan government and assume control of Catalonia’s civil service, police, finances and public media.
The European Union, the UK, Germany and the United States have all announced they are siding with the Spanish Authorities and denounced the Catalonian move by refusing to recognise the independence move and expressed support for Madrid to preserve Spanish unity.
How this will now play out depends on how the Spanish government goes about removing Catalan officials from office and how pro-independence activists and the regional police force react with the independence leaders calling for a peaceful response to the coming crackdown.

2 comments:

Keep Life Simple said...
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Falling on a bruise said...

No opinion either way, my concern and the point of the post was that it could descend into violence while they sort it out.