About 200,000 people were Saturday in Barcelona on the street come to their dismay to express about the trial against twelve Catalan onafhankelijkheidsleiders. That is according to figures from the police. One of the speakers at the demonstration had even a rise of 500,000 people.
A lot of protesters had the Catalan flag. Others had banners or signs with inscriptions like ” freedom for the political prisoners’ and ‘self-determination is not a crime’.
In Madrid on Tuesday, a trial began against twelve separatist politicians who Catalonia the rest of Spain wanted to separate. They are indicted for rebellion, embezzlement of public funds and disobedience. On October 1, 2017, they had, in spite of a prohibition by the Spanish Constitutional Court, a referendum on the independently organized. On October 27, they called one-sided Catalan independence.
In the absence of the then Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont, who are still in Belgium in exile, is former vice-minister-president Oriol Junqueras, the hoofdbeklaagde on the process. Him depends the heaviest punishment above the head, namely 25 years in prison.