Catalonia ‘Republic Now’ March Draws Thousands

Catalonia 'Republic Now' March Draws Thousands

Some 45,000 people today joined the “Republic Now” march, police said.

Barcelona:  Tens of hundreds of people today marched in Barcelona on Sunday to demand the development of a new government in Spain’s Catalonia location primary to its independence from Madrid in spite of formidable lawful road blocks.

Some 45,000 people today joined the “Republic Now” march referred to as by the influential pro-independence citizens’ group ANC, metropolis police said.

“There are far more than two million of us citizens of Catalonia who want to go forward now, plainly, towards the Catalan republic,” ANC vice president Agusti Alcoberro advised reporters.

Separatist events won an absolute the vast majority of seats in the 135-seat Catalan parliament in a snap election on December 21 but have so much failed to sort a new government.

Catalonia’s two major separatist events past week proposed a new referendum on a structure of the “Catalan republic”.

The arrangement in between Alongside one another for Catalonia led by deposed and self-exiled regional president Charles Puigdemont and the leftist ERC nonetheless wants to be ratified by the little much-remaining separatist CUP celebration.

The location of 7.5 million people today has been beneath direct rule from Madrid considering that Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy dissolved the Catalan parliament past October following an independence referendum not recognised by Madrid.

Discussion on the appointment of a new regional president had been established for Monday but was postponed indefinitely because the sole prospect, former ANC president Jordi Sanchez, is in jail on sedition charges together with a few other separatist leaders.

Puigdemont, who went into self-exile in Belgium, has dominated out his candidacy because of the lawful road blocks.

“The actuality that right now, in the 21st century, there are people today in jail for their strategies is a disgrace,” Maria Soria, a 56-yr-old paediatrician, said at Sunday’s march. “It is really anti-democratic.”

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