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Spanish prosecutor requires fees of insurrection, sedition in opposition to Catalan leaders

Final Up to date Oct 30, 2017 eight:09 AM EDT

Spain’s Lawyer Normal Jose Manuel Maza referred to as for fees of insurrection, sedition, and misuse of funds in opposition to Catalan’s dismissed leaders on Monday. Spain’s authorized system requires that the requests to go to a decide for consideration.

Nevertheless, in a shock victory over the weekend, top-ranked soccer group Actual Madrid and its Cristiano Ronaldo had been defeated by the underdog Girona, the house group and hometown of separatist chief Carles Puigdemont, CBS Information correspondent Seth Doane reviews. The political parallels had been exhausting to disregard, Doane says: Mighty Madrid in opposition to a a lot scrappier opposition.

In Girona, the place pro-independence indicators had been posted round city, Jordi Pages advised CBS Information that he would not contemplate himself Spanish.

“The authorized powers and the economical powers and all of the diplomacy is in Spain,” Pages stated, “however we’ve plenty of help from the folks (and the democracy itself).”

Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont, who was fired from his publish, did not make any public gestures of stepping-down over the weekend, and in Girona, he was handled like a star.

Puigdemont “promised a referendum, he promised to offer us a republic, and he is completed what he promised, as a result of that is what we voted,” stated Girona resident Montse Quesada.

However the independence vote in Catalonia had been seen as unlawful by Spain’s central authorities, in addition to a whole lot of hundreds of protesters who planted the Spanish flag in Barcelona on Sunday. They shouted, “We’re additionally Catalans”, “Lengthy reside Spain” and “Catalonia is a part of Spain.”

“The world has to see that we’re not two or three,” demonstrator Mar Prieto advised CBS Information.

Together with the flags, the components for the Catalan dish Pa Ambtomaquet – bread and tomato – had been carried by folks within the crowd. When requested whether or not Spain and Catalonia ought to stay collectively just like the dish’s two components, one demonstrator stated, “Yeah. At all times, at all times. Now we have a scrumptious nation, and we’ve to maintain it collectively.”

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