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Madrid apologizes to Catalonians injured during police crackdown but blames local government

Saturday, October 7th 2017 - 07:34 UTC
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A top Spanish government official in Catalonia has expressed regret about those injured when police cracked down on people taking part in a banned referendum. Read full article


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  • Brit Bob

    Spain uses the same flawed territorial integrity doctrine on Catalonia that she uses to deny that the people of Gibraltar have the right to self-determination. To take a look at this legal doctrine:-
    Gibraltar – Territorial Integrity (1 page)

    Oct 07th, 2017 - 09:56 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • imoyaro

    Does anyone really believe these fascists whose motto is “¡Muera la inteligencia! ¡Viva la Muerte!” ?

    Oct 07th, 2017 - 11:33 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    In the news:

    In a surprise move, General Francisco Franco today apologised for the 4000-some catalans executed arbitrarily following the Spanish Civil War as a show of the power of the central government.....

    “ Los fusilamientos dictados por el franquismo se caracterizaron por su planificación sistemática: «había que ejecutar arbitrariamente para demostrar el poder y la fuerza, para instaurar el terror hasta el muelle del hueso de la sociedad civil ”

    Oct 07th, 2017 - 02:37 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • EscoSesDoidao

    Ah, the 'Wife beater' mentality...

    Oct 07th, 2017 - 04:49 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • gordo1

    Marti Llazo

    Acabo de regresar de una breve visita a Málaga. Por los comentarios que se oían el pueblo no favorece la independencia de Cataluña PERO tampoco esta a favor de las acciones tomadas por el gobierno central.

    Oct 08th, 2017 - 07:08 am - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    Franquismo did such a good job of making the malagueños forget about the atrocities exacted against their residents that today you still find fascist falangists there singing Cara al Sol.

    Franco is still alive in Málaga, and in much of Spain.

    I was in Motril not so long ago, not so far from Málaga, in a sporting-goods shop. The owner had a rather unambiguous display of some Franco/Falangist material. I played along and he showed me his private office with more of it, and even gave me some nice little Franco paraphernalia pieces. For political correctness and to avoid confrontation with the violent leftist riffraff, many espanyols won't reveal their true sentiments in this respect, and only confess an approval of head-bashing to those of proven confidence. But Franco is very much still alive in the country, and there are many who wish for a return of franquismo to rid the country of the considerable leftist criminal element.

    Oct 08th, 2017 - 02:35 pm - Link - Report abuse +1
  • DemonTree

    What did you do with the 'Franco paraphernalia' that he gave you?

    Oct 08th, 2017 - 06:08 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • Marti Llazo

    It mysteriously disappeared....

    Oct 08th, 2017 - 09:10 pm - Link - Report abuse 0
  • :o))

    IF it is the WILL of the people - The MAJORITY/masses - the territory should be granted the freedom as it's their choice.

    Oct 11th, 2017 - 12:24 pm - Link - Report abuse +1

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