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Catalan president accused of ‘inciting sedition’ by opposition head

Ciutadans party takes government to court and warns of further legal actions if protests turn violent

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20 December 2018 03:05 PM

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ACN | Barcelona

Ciutadans, the main opposition party in Catalonia, is taking president Quim Torra and his government to court for "inciting sedition," as the unionist party claims they are urging pro-independence "masses" to achieve independence through "illegal" means.

Carlos Carrizosa, Cs spokesperson, warned of further legal actions if pro-independence protests turn violent in the coming days.

With the Spanish government due to meet in Barcelona on Friday, huge protests are expected by pro-independence groups, which see the meeting as a provocation from authorities in Madrid.

Following the visit of Spanish president Pedro Sánchez, he will meet with his Catalan counterpart on Thursday afternoon, aiming to reestablish dialogue after weeks of rising tensions.

Carrizosa dismissed the meeting as a "loss of time" and called on Sánchez to suspend Catalonia’s self-rule and impose direct rule if Torra and his ministers break the law.

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  • Ciutadans spokesperson Carlos Carrizosa (by Marc Bleda)

  • Ciutadans spokesperson Carlos Carrizosa (by Marc Bleda)