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Catalonia Headlines for Friday September 22nd 2017

The Constitutional Court fines each electoral syndicate with 12,000 Euros



The Spanish Constitutional Court takes action against the referendum by imposing fines of €12,000 on members of the electoral syndicates. Puigdemont promotes a website with a list of places to vote, includes Barcelona municipal premises, and assures that there will be a referendum, although Junqueras admits difficulties.

La Vanguardia Headlines

The front page headlines in La Vanguardia read:

  • The Constitutional Court fines each electoral syndicate with 12,000 Euros
  • The High Court tries out the reform that allows it to take coercive measures
  • The sanctions affect 22 members of the syndicates and two officials
  • If those affected resign today, as one of them has done, it won't be implemented
  • Puigdemont promotes a website with a list of places to vote
  • The president assures that there will be a referendum, although Junqueras admits difficulties
  • The Generalitat includes Barcelona municipal premises as voting sites
  • The City Council announces that there won't be civil servants to open community centres
  • The Spanish Government delays the budget because of PNV reticence

The photo caption reads "Permanent Mobilisation: Thousands of people demonstrated yesterday in front of the Tribunal Superior de Justícia de Catalunya in a protest which the organisers asked should be maintained until the detainees were released."

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



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