Thousands of people gather in front of the Spanish government delegation in Barcelona, following the publishing of information involving state officials. Rallies were also held in Lleida, Tarragona, Girona and Berga .
Jordi Sanchez: “Democracy is at stake. We are committed to a new country and neither tricks nor the dirty war will stop us” The Catalan National Assembly (ANC), along with Omnium Cultural and the Association of Local Authorities for Independence (AMI)
The Catalan National Assembly (ANC), along with Omnium Cultural and the Catalan Association of Local Authorities, amassed a crowd at the gates of the Delegation of the Spanish government in Barcelona to demand a ‘new country free of State corruption’.
Under this motto representatives of the organizing associations made several speeches to complain about reports involving senior officials of the Spanish government, such as Interior Minister Jorge Fernandez Diaz and Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, in a case of political conspiracy against pro-independence parties and politicians.
The ANC vice president, Natalia Sánchez read the protest manifesto which was also read in several other parts of the country, such as Tarragona, Berga, Girona and Lleida, where similar protest rallies were also organised.
The ANC president, Jordi Sanchez, made it clear that it is not just a “personal” affair, for we face a “case of State corruption” because “the new recordings make it plain that the entire apparatus of the State knew what was going on, starting with the Spanish primer minister”. “We must have no doubt that what is at stake is democracy,” he said. Sanchez agreed to continue working “to build a new country where such things will not happen, and we shall not be stopped by tricks, the trumping up of new evidence, the dirty war, or by the State’s sewers”.
Manifesto: For a new country, free of State corruption
Demonstrations in Girona, Barcelona and Lleida (in order)
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