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Catalonia Headlines for Friday November 3rd 2017

The judge sends nine of Puigdemont's ministers to jail



The judge sends nine of Puigdemont's ministers to jail with possible sentences of up to 30 years as pro-independence forces call for a general strike. Only one member of the sacked government can leave if he pays €50,000 bail. The crimes they are accused of reach thirty years for rebellion, sedition and misappropriation of public funds. On the other hand, the members of the Bureau of Parliament called to the Supreme Court have more time for their defence.

La Vanguardia Headlines

The front page headlines in La Vanguardia read:

  • The judge sends nine of Puigdemont's ministers to jail
  • Only one member of the sacked government can leave if he pays €50,000 bail
  • The crimes they are accused of reach thirty years for rebellion, sedition and misappropriation of public funds
  • The members of the Bureau of Parliament called to the Supreme Court have more time for their defence
  • The mobilisation of the independence movement returns with calls for a general strike
  • Puigdemont demands the "the end of the Government's long and ferocious repression" from Brussels
  • The incarcerations change the parties' strategy for the electoral campaign
  • Junqueras defends separate lists for independence with "unity of action"
  • Editorial: The worst scenario

The photo caption reads "Last Hours of Freedom: Seven of the ex-consellers imprisoned arriving at the Audiencia Nacional (Oriol Junqueras and Santi Vila entered separately)"

You can read more about what happened in Barcelona on my Two Months of Street Demonstrations in Catalonia: September to November 2017 page.



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