Opposition head Arrimadas protests in front of Puigdemont’s residence in Belgium
Former president takes on Cs leader for "not having the courage to enter and come talk with me"
The opposition head of the Catalan parliament, Inés Arrimadas, has traveled to Waterloo, Belgium, to hold a protest in front of the house of Carles Puigdemont, the former president who went into exile after declaring independence from Spain.
Puigdemont currently presides the ‘Council for the Republic,’ a private organization aimed at working for Catalan independence, and refers to his place of residence as the “House of the Republic.”
The leader of unionist Ciutadans (Cs) posed along with other party officials holding a sign which read “The Republic doesn’t exist, Puigdemont!”
Puigdemont took on Arrimadas for rejecting to meet with him: "Arrimadas comes to Waterloo to make a scene with a very small group of followers but doesn’t have the courage to enter and come talk with me. They do all this and then escape after some minutes. No surprises: Cs came to politics to be and act like this."