By Cathy Elelman • 17 February 2019 • 12:23
FIRST STEPS: Clearing the site for Mojacar’s new health centre
Photo credit: Mojacar town hall
CATALAN separatists took to the streets of Barcelona en masse on Saturday to protest over the trial of 12 independence leaders.
At least 200,000 people, according to the authorities, and as many as half a million, organisers claimed, marched under the banner “self-determination is not a crime”, demanding, “freedom for political prisoners.”
The trial, which got underway last week, relates to the October 2017 referendum on independence from Spain, which the Spanish Government declared illegal.
Catalan Government President Quim Torra headed the march, describing the trial as a “farce”.
Share this story
Subscribe to our Euro Weekly News alerts to get the latest stories into your inbox!
By signing up, you will create a Euro Weekly News account if you don’t already have one. Review our
Cathy Elelman is the local writer for the Costa de Almeria edition of the Euro Weekly News.
Based in Mojacar for the last 21 years, Cathy is very much part of the local community and is always well and truly up on all the latest news and events going on in this region of Spain.
Her top goals are to do the best job she can informing the local English-speaking community, visitors to the area and the wider world about about the news in Almeria, to learn something new every day, and to embrace very new challenge this fast-changing world brings her way.
Share your story with us by emailing [email protected], by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page www.facebook.com/EuroWeeklyNews
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
Downlaod our media pack in either English or Spanish.