Skip to comments.Catalan independence: Spain takes charge of Catalan government
Posted on 10/28/2017 2:00:30 AM PDT by Nextrush
The Spanish government has stripped Catalonia of its autonomy and taken charge of its government.
The measures early on Saturday came after the Catalan parliament voted to declare independence on Friday.
An official state bulletin dismissed Catalan leaders and handed control of Catalonia to Spain's Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria.
Earlier, Spain's interior ministry took charge of Catalonia's police after firing senior Catalan police officials........
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Police have entered the center of Barcelona within the hour and are not using force at a government building
The Catalonia president who was ordered removed early this morning called for non-violent resistance.
Catalonia's parliament voted yesterday to declare independence triggering the crackdown from the Spanish government.
Live video from Barcelona:
It looks like old video in that link:
This is a live link from Catalonia:
Prayers for the people of Catalonia, and all people who yearn to be free.
Governments usually don't give up land and tax revenue without a lot of blood.
They don’t want freedom for the average person; they want a “leftist utopia” that imprisons all. 80 years ago this movement tried to exterminate the Catholic clergy from Catalonia; not nice people.
What I want to know is is this Catalonian “independence” being driven by a Muslim population? Muslims have been pissed off for several centuries for being driven out of Spain. If this is a true uprising of SPANISH people, fine with me, but if it’s a Muslim minority using it to regain a foothold in Spain, I’m not.
Maybe well be surprised, but this looks like wishful thinking by a group of idealists who have no concept of the price of freedom. You only have to look to Croatias separation from Yugoslavia to see what can happen when the central government refuses to permit the breakaway.
slight correction amigo - Belgrade accepted Zagrebs unilateral declaration of independence with one reservation; a guarantee of minority civil rights equal to then EU rules. Zagreb said fu.
30 years later Zagreb is still as poor as ever
The Catalans are a Celtic group, IIRC. Their language is closer to Occitan than Latin.
As to culture and religion, they are majority Catholic where they have not been secularized.
Catalonia will have the 3rd highest percentage of muzzies in the EU if they secede.
All they need is a Bunker Hill incident and it will be on.
But will they have power in the new government? Or will they be not so politely told to leave. Now.
Guys? It doesn’t make news copy unless there’s some blood and mayhem. Two groups of white people playing musical governments is boring. Remember the showdown at the OK Coral? The Civil War (American and Spanish both)? Russia stomping on the Ukraine? Of course you do, because they didn’t do this non-violent stuff. If you want your revolution to be memorable, you have to get unfriendly.
Maybe they’re seceding in order to kick them out.
Catalans are not that Celtic. Their language is derived from Latin, like Occitan. You may be thinking of Galicians, whose language is also Romance, similar to Portuguese.
No. They are a rich region and they are tired of sending more tax to Madrid than they get back. But they are also a liberal region that would govern themselves poorly.
I say let them go, the majority seems to want that.
Interesting. I went to school in the Pays dOc and I didnt realize that conn3ction to Catalan.
I’ve read a couple articles indicating the muzzies are lockstep with ethnic Catalans pushing for independence.
I think Spain will snuff out this secession but that’s JMHO.
It’s *always* about money.
Always! Always! Always!