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Catalonia Headlines for Tuesday October 16th 2017

Sànchez and Cuixart Enter Prison Accused of Sedition



The decision of the Spanish judge to send independence leader Jordi Sànchez and Jordi Cuixart captures the headlines following Puigdemont's decision not to retract the declaration of independence.

La Vanguardia Headlines

The front page headlines in La Vanguardia read:

  • Sànchez and Cuixart Enter Prison Accused of Sedition
  • ANC and Òmnium announce demonstrations in protest against their leaders being sent to prison
  • Trapero, 'Major' of the Mossos, remains in liberty but will have present himself at the court every 15 days
  • Puigdemont tweets in English that there are "political prisoners" in Spain once again
  • The plan for after UDI recognises problems in paying salaries
  • Cordiniu joins the list of companies changing their head office and moves to La Rioja
  • The Spanish government gives Puigdemont until Thursday to retract the independence
  • Rajoy's Executive is already preparing Article 155 to intervene in the Generalitat


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