Activist Cuixart testifies in Catalan Trial
Leader of civic pro-independence Òmnium, he is accused of rebellion and faces 17 years in jail
Along with Jordi Sànchez, Cuixart led a protest outside the Catalan economy department on September 20, 2017, as a response to Spanish police raids against the referendum organization.
No-one was injured but the protest was considered a “tumultuous” one by Spain’s government and then judiciary, and Cuixart was charged with sedition, and then rebellion. The grassroots leader maintains all pro-independence demonstrations in that period were peaceful.