Thursday, December 2

More airport than Diada


BARCELONA

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The ‘indepe’ agenda of the Day of September 11 It began this Saturday with the traditional floral offering to the monument to Rafael de Casanova, a military man from the War of the Spanish Succession (18th century), vindicated by sovereignty as one of the historical references of the movement. Unlike in other years, today the event was calm, with hardly any boos from the public or outbursts from political leaders. This time the morning was marked by the presence of the prisoners pardoned in June and the controversy at the airport, which, in fact, has led to more comments than the usual appeals for independence.

Politically, the Catalan president, Pere Aragonès, has been able to successfully pass the first test of 9/11 in which he was inaugurated as president. He arrived, left his crown surrounded by the Government and left without giving statements or hearing shouts or insults. Junts delivered his flowers from the hands of two pardoned prisoners, former councilors Josep Rull and Joaquim Forn. Jordi Sánchez was also there with the vice president of the Government, Jordi Puigneró.

The post-convergent procession was followed by ERC, led by three other leaders condemned by 1-O: Oriol Junqueras, Carme Forcadell and Raül Romeva, accompanied in turn by Pere Aragonès. Behind them, a delegation from the republican youths. «We will only have what we earn ourselves“Said Elisenda Paluzie, from the ANC, who refused to answer questions from state televisions in Spanish.

During the morning, the Barcelona monument has brought together an amalgam of the Catalan ruling class. From the leaders of CCOO and UGT, to the president of Barça, through the singer-songwriter Lluis Llach (who on behalf of the Consell de la República, asked to achieve independence “as soon as possible”) and a cloud of deputies, councilors, businessmen, senior citizens positions, leaders of the Mossos, mayors (among them Ada Colau) and councilmen of almost all the Catalan parties except Vox or Ciudadanos. There was also Jordi Cuixart, who said that the «amnesty»Open negotiations with the Government.

Some small sovereignist formations also used the presence of cameras and microphones to launch their messages. Democrates called for a “reaction” four years after 1-O. “His mandate is alive,” said its leader, Antoni Castellà, stating that Catalonia has already been in “dialogue” for more than 300 years. “Dialogue for dialogue is useless at all,” he settled. The meeting also brought together representatives of parties such as the PNV, whose spokesperson in the Senate, Estefania Beltrán, demanded “national recognition” for Catalonia and the Basque Country. “Shared effort”, he summarized in a delegation that accompanied the PDECat, whose leader, Àngels Chacón, asked for a more «inclusive Catalanism».

In the statements to the press that have followed the anthem of Catalonia looped in the background, piled up comments on the “dejudicialization and dialogue” by socialists and commoners, calls for unity at the “dialogue table »By the mouth of ERC or the slogans in favor of the confrontation made by Junts. In general, few tactical moves, many questions about the controversy opened by the investment of the State in the Barcelona airport and some sovereign leaders pending the manifestation of the Catalan National Assembly (ANC) afternoon, a true thermometer of the secessionist mood.

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