The Puerta del Sol full. The call in support of Catalan people against repression has been massive in Madrid.
Once the concentration was over, a group of right-wing provocateurs continued to harass protesters who were deconcentrating, which was repudiated by thousands of people shouting “Here are the antifascists!”
Shortly after, the police began charging the protesters through the streets of Madrid and the day culminated with several detainees.
26 wounded by Spanish police violencein Madrid to protest against the Spanish verdicts of the Catalan Trial and the repression of the Catalan people.
¿ WTF is going on ?
The Spanish government dismissed calls on Saturday from Catalonia’s regional president to negotiate after days of often violent protests following the jailing of pro-independence leaders.
Thousands of mostly peaceful protesters took to the streets of Barcelona for a sixth day on Saturday, a day after radical separatists rampaged through Spain’s second-largest city and clashed with police.
Catalonia’s president, Quim Torra, said the unrest did not reflect the peaceful nature of the independence movement and requested talks with Madrid.
“We urge the acting prime minister of the Spanish government to sit at a negotiating table to talk,” he told reporters.
Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez responded that Torra must first unequivocally condemn the unprecedented unrest.
“Mr. Torra must strongly condemn the violence, which he has not done so far,” Sanchez said in a statement.
“The government of Spain reiterates that the problem of Catalonia is not independence, which will not occur because it is not legal and nor does the majority of Catalans want it, but rather coexistence,” he said.
He added that Madrid has “always been open to dialogue in the framework of respect for the law,” in an apparent reference to Catalan separatists’ demands for another referendum viewed by the government as a non-starter.
Torra has called on protesters to remain calm and be peaceful. He responded to the prime minister by saying that the government had “no proposal for Catalonia.”