Skip to comments.Carles Puigdemont, former Catalan president, detained in Germany
Posted on 03/25/2018 7:01:31 AM PDT by Nextrush
Catalonia's ex-leader Carles Puigdemont has been detained by German police acting on a European arrest warrant.
Mr. Puigdemonnt, who is wanted in Spain for sedition and rebellion, was held crossing from Denmark on the way to Belgium, his lawyer said.
Mr. Puigdemont had been on a visit to Finland since Thursday. He has been living in self-imposed exile in Belgium since Catalonia's parliament unilaterally declared independence from Spain in October.......
Tensions in Catalonia are very high and its separatist leaders abandoned plans to name a new president following the arrest of the latest candidate, Jordi Turull, on Friday.
Crowds of protestors has clashed with police in Barcelona on Friday night after Spain's Supreme Court ruled 25 Catalan leaders should be tried for rebellion, embezzlement or disobeying the state. Mr. Turull was among five people taken into custody in fresh arrests.
The rulings were considered the most serious challenge to date to the Catalan independence movement. Almost the entire leadership now faces a major legal fight.......
(Excerpt) Read more at bbc.com ...
He is wanted in Spain because he was been leading Catalonia towards independence from Spain and has been living in Belgium.
The Spanish central government tried to execute an arrest warrant and its crackdown on Catalan independence is backed by EU leaders like Jean Claude Juncker.
Spain needs to get Trump to return Puerto Rico to help compensate for the loss of Catalonia.
Work's done, heading back to the US tomorrow.
Those Catalonian politicians who support independence from Spain are no freedom fighters. They are on average even more socialist than their Spanish counterparts. They want to remain in the EU. They just dont like Spain. Remember that during the Spanish Civil War Catalonia was a bastion of the Left. Not much has changed since then.
> Spain needs to get Trump to return Puerto Rico to help compensate for the loss of Catalonia. <
That seems like a very good deal all the way around. Catalonia becomes independent. Spain gets back a piece of its old overseas empire.
And Puerto Rico wins too. The US will not bail out Puerto Rico. But if your suggestion were followed, Puerto Rico would be a member of the EU. And the EU would probably bail them out, just like they did with Greece.
I’m sending an email to Trump later on today: Appoint Paladin2 Secretary of State.
The Catalan independence politicians are foolish IMO.
They will never get independence without widespread armed rebellion. They must be willing to fight and die to free themselves from Spain.
Fighting and dying for independence would be even more foolish because the pro-independence politicians want Catalonia to remain part of the EU. They are no less socialist than their Spanish counterparts.
Germany enforcing the 4th Reich
His papers were not in order.
No time to lose, before the rest of the Puerto Ricans move to the states.
I don’t argue Left vs. Right so much as pro-EU big central government versus decentralized government anti-EU.
I’m more capitalist than socialist but not crony capitalist fake Left like Canada’s Liberals or Tony Blair’s brand of Labor Party that Corbyn trounced in recent leadership contests.
There’s a lot of lefties in Catalonia but Catalonia is the wealthy part of Spain like northern Italy bailing out other parts and being crushed by the EU regulations etc. etc.
The League of Northern Italy is more to the Right but their fight is the same as the Catalan Left.
The EU supports the Spanish regime in crushing the Catalans, that’s for sure, as Nigel Farage has noted repeatedly.
Perhaps the Catalans who like the EU are undergoing a transformation.
Achtung....Leave the migrants alone Deutsche Polizei, get the Catalan guy.
But the pro-independence Catalonian politicians are mostly pro-EU (similar to the Scottish National Party). Those of them who are anti-EU are left-wing extremists (i.e. communists or near-communists).
Which kind of defeats the purpose.
Try declaring your independence and do things like stop paying taxes.
Let us know how the works out for you.
The law is the law and the law says 30 years in jail for him.
Those pesky colonists should have paid King George’s tea tax.....
“E-U E-U Uber Alles, Uber Alles E-U ist.....”
Tell it to the Confederates and enjoy your Califormexico
You lose on both sides - LoL!
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