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Opposition leader says Friday was 'nightmare' for majority of Catalans

According to Inés Arrimadas, protests against Spanish government visit meant "success of separatist commandos"

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22 December 2018 04:19 PM

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ACN | Barcelona

The leader of opposition in Catalonia, Inés Arrimadas, has said that Friday was "the dream day for [the Catalan president] Torra", but at the same time "a nightmare for the social majority in Catalonia."

In a press conference on Saturday, Arrimadas criticized the widespread protests in the country to reject the unprecedented Spanish government cabinet meeting in Barcelona, instead of Madrid as usual.

According to her, the rallies meant the "success of the separatist commandos," but for most of the people was a "day of fear."

  • "Pedro Sánchez comes one day surrounded of police, gives Torra what he wants, goes, and leaves us with the CDR (pro-independence activists)"

    Inés Arrimadas · Opposition leader

She also slammed the Spanish president, Pedro Sánchez, for having met his Catalan counterpart on Thursday, thus giving him the status of "head of state," she believes.

Arrimadas, also leader of unionist Ciutadans, claimed that the situation is especially serious because the Spanish leader is "whitewashing" the Catalan pro-independence movement.

"Pedro Sánchez comes one day surrounded of police, gives Torra what he wants, goes, and leaves us with the CDR (pro-independence activists)."

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  • The leader of Ciutadans, Inés Arrimadas, during a press conference on December 22, 2018 (by Jordi Pujolar)

  • The leader of Ciutadans, Inés Arrimadas, during a press conference on December 22, 2018 (by Jordi Pujolar)

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