Post-referendum Catalan strike is ‘nazi’, says People’s Party spokesman
Rafael Hernando believes that pro-independence parties are looking forward to ‘deaths’ in the streets
“Nazi.” This is how the ruling party in Spain, the People’s Party, assesses the holding of a general strike in Catalonia yesterday. The party spokesman in the Spanish Parliament, Rafael Hernando, said that “it is a political Nazi-style strike, where roads have been closed by a violent mob.” In an interview to the Spanish public radio broadcaster, he added that the aim of the strike yesterday was “to try to paralyze Catalonia and harm its economy as much as possible.”
Hernando also said that a pro-independence party reported to the BBC on Sunday that one person had died because of the Spanish police violence during the Catalan referendum. Although there were no fatal casualties, 893 people ended up injured after the repression. “I’ve got the feeling that ERC (Republican Left of Catalonia) and the CUP (Popular Unity Candidacy) and other political parties are looking forward to deaths in Catalonia,” Hernando said.