It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
Efforts by Madrid to stop a Catalonia independence vote, currently slated for October 1st, seem to be growing more hostile by the day. Earlier this week Spanish police seized control of Catalonia’s finances, seeking to ensure that separatist politicians could not spend further public funds on the referendum, and conducted raids across Catalonia to confiscate ballots and campaign materials from printing shops and delivery companies.
Now, as the New York Times notes this morning, Spanish police have detained 14 people during operations conducted yesterday which included the secretary general of economic affairs, Josep Maria Jové.
originally posted by: tadaman
a reply to: AndyFromMichigan
Good. Enough of that crap. Mostly it was stirred up by foreigners to Cataluña.
Spain let it sit too long.
Also, Cataluñans are Spains California. Enough said.
originally posted by: pavil
So they have no right to a referendum on their future? They won't be allowed to break away? Doesn't seem very "Modern European" to even block the vote? Screw self determination, the EU saw what happens when you actually let the citizens of a land vote.
Spain is dropping the hammer
originally posted by: Kurokage
You only have to look at Spain's attitude to Gibraltar to see what kind of democracy the Spanish politicians want!!
originally posted by: ufoorbhunter
a reply to: tadaman
We Brits let all our Empire have self determination,
“Stop this escalation of radicalism and disobedience once and for all,” Mariano Rajoy said in a televised statement on Wednesday night as protesters remained in the centre of the city after a day-long demonstration. www.theguardian.com...