Over hundreds of thousands of people have taken to the streets of Barcelonia to protest against the Catalan governments’ decision to embark on the push for independence. Following the demonstration of the Anti-Independence Rally on Sunday a week after the independence referendum. More than one million civilians had taken part over the independence agitation, to stop the splitting of Catalonia from the rest of the country. Stating that such idea of independence would definitely be an obstacle to the uninterrupted unity and peace that has been in existence for the past 40 years ago in Spain since the death of Francisco Franco in 1975.
A pro-unity Organisation known as ”societat civil catalana”, has organised an anti-independent rally to stop such unhealthy movement and encourage the unity of spain. however, this political uncertainty has already lead led some buisnesses including the spain’s third- largest bank to move their bases from catalonia.
According to the Catalan Government, the Catalonian President Carles Puigdemont is under pressure to stop short of declaring independence, as the prime minister of spain Mariano Rajoy has warned and made emphasis that he is prepared to suspend the region’s autonomy to put a stop to such idea of splitting from the rest of the country.
‘Catalonia’ is an autonomous community of Spain located on the eastern extremity of the lbieran peninsula. it is designated as a nationality by its Statute of Autonomy. Catalonia consists of four provinces- Barcelonia, Girona, Lleida and Tarragona. On Saturday approximately, there a massive demonstration all over the country with tens of thousands in favour of a United Spain and demanding dialogue. This was assisted with the dozens of towns and cities, including Barcelonia joining the ”white demonstration”, demanding for solidarity and peace as the prospect of a unilateral declaration of independence by the Catalan government looms.
On Sunday, the elders of an independent group of global political leaders stated that the recent event crisis could jeopardise the democratic progress of Spain. According to the former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan, who is the chair leader of the elders, he made some resolutary statement- saying that ” the constitutional crisis that is unfolding in spain calls for consultation and not confrontation”.
Finally, our position on this subject issue, is to urge the Spanish Government and the regional Government of Catalonia to the renewal of their commitment through dialogue and find a peaceful path out of this crisis.