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Catalan president calls for 'a march' for self-determination and civil rights

Quim Torra to give a speech on next steps for independence movement

 

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03 September 2018 10:46 AM

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ACN | Barcelona

The Catalan president has called for "a march" for civil rights in Catalonia and to demand a referendum on self-determination in the country.

In a tribute to one of the jailed political leaders on Sunday in Terrassa, Quim Torra also urged unity in the independence movement.

"If we are united, we will win. Do not have any doubt, any fear," he said.

Torra also criticized the legal case against some 25 political leaders who are being prosecuted over the push for independence last autumn. The upcoming trial, which includes 13 officials facing sentences of up to 30 years in jail, is a "great farce," said Torra.

The head of the Catalan government will give a speech on Tuesday evening in Catalonia's National Theater, where he will reveal his views on the future of the independence cause.

The reaction to the trial against the former government, his intentions in terms of dialogue with his Spanish counterpart Pedro Sánchez, and his plans to make independence a reality are some of the topics likely to be covered.

 

 

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  • The Catalan president, Quim Torra, on September 2, 2018, in Terrassa (by Guillem Roset)

  • The Catalan president, Quim Torra, on September 2, 2018, in Terrassa (by Guillem Roset)

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