Skip to comments.Catalonia crisis: Protests as ex-ministers held in Spanish custody
Posted on 11/03/2017 3:11:57 AM PDT by Nextrush
Thousands of Catalans have protested against the detention of eight regional ministers sacked over Catalonia's push for independence from Spain.
The officials-who appeared in Spain's high court-are accused of rebellion, sedition and misuse of public funds.
Prosecutors are also seeking a European Arrest Warrant for ousted Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, who did not show up in court and is now in Belgium.
The request also covers four other ex-ministers who ignored the summons......
On Thursday, thousands of people gathered outside Catalonia's regional parliament in Barcelona.
Many carried Catalan flags and slogans that read "Freedom for political prisoners."
Similar protest rallies were held in other Catalan towns.
Political parties and civic groups in the affluent north-eastern region also condemned the judicial move.....
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They are facing charges that could put them into prison for 30 years.
The authorities also want an arrest warrant for the Catalan President Puigdemont, who is in Belgium right now.
The passive non-violent approach that forces the Spanish government look like the bad guy will boomerang on them.
The heavy hand of the judiciary which so many of us here in this forum say we despise shows itself.
The times we live in demand this of us: No Violence, No Silence.
That's why I voted for Donald J. Trump for President of the United States among other things.
The Globalists of the EU stand behind the Uniparties of Spain in trying to crush Catalonian independence.
The Catalan government officials didn’t think this through or they thought the Spanish government would just fold. If you declare independence, you need to be prepared to use force, if necessary. Now they are just going to be locked up for decades and Catalonia will have a Spanish government of occupation.
The outrage of these draconian measures with jailings should only increase public opinion and protest in Catalonia in the direction of independence.
It will backfire on Spain some how some way in the long run.
The last leader of the Catalan government to try this ended up in front of firing squad.