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Spanish government on Catalan trial protest: “Democracy judges those who violate laws”

Unionist Societat Civil Catalana says Spanish capital is an “open-minded city” and welcomes the rally


16 March 2019 09:50 PM


ACN | Madrid

The Spanish government has responded to the independence trial protest in Madrid this Saturday with an official statement. “The democracy that protects those who are demonstrating today is the very same that judges those who violate laws”, reads the text.

After thousands of people denounced the ongoing Catalan trial against 12 independence leaders, Pedro Sánchez’s executive reiterated that “everything” can be discussed within the realm of the Constitution, but nothing outside it.

“The government has always had a sincere wish to resolve the problem in Catalonia”, it states.

Reaction of SCC

The unionist Societat Civil Catalana (SCC) claimed that Madrid is an “open-minded city” and welcomed the rally. Its president, Josep Ramon Bosch, hoped that those looking for Catalan independence had seen that it is “a city where no one ever asks your origin, not like” in Catalonia “where many times it is asked”.


  • Spanish president Pedro Sánchez (by Roger Pi de Cabanyes)

  • Spanish president Pedro Sánchez (by Roger Pi de Cabanyes)