Catalan leader says Spain leaves no option but to proclaim a new republic

Submitted by Freedomman on Wed, 10/25/2017 - 18:23

BARCELONA, Catalonia (PNN) - October 25, 2017 - Just hours after Catalan President Carles Puigdemont snubbed Madrid, canceling his visit to The Senate to discuss their imposition of Article 155, Catalan Deputy First Minister Oriol Junqueras said that the Spanish government had left Catalonia no other option but to proclaim a new republic.

Junqueras said he was commenting as leader of his Party, Republican Catalan Left, not as a member of the regional government.

Additionally, Puigdemont posted a defiant Instagram message: "We will not lose time with those who have already decided to crush Catalan self-government. Onwards!"

In a sudden, and perhaps ominous last minute change, the First Minister of Catalonia, Carles Puigdemont, will now not travel to Madrid on Thursday evening to appear before the Senate, and has brought forward the Catalan Parliament plenary session to vote on a response to Madrid's application of Article 155.

The Catalan Parliament plenary session is now to start Thursday, and will vote on a response to application of article 155 of the Spanish Constitution.

Catalan Separatists tell supporters, "The moment has come to defend the republic.”