Torra challenges order to remove yellow ribbons, but most ministers comply
Deadline for taking down symbols deemed partisan from government buildings expired on Friday at 3 pm
Catalan president Quim Torra has filed an appeal to the electoral authority (JEC) against the order for symbols in favor of jailed and exiled leaders to be removed from public buildings.
The electoral authority gave a deadline of 3 pm on Friday to remove the signs, symbols, and banners deemed “partisan.” Torra filed the appeal against the order just minutes before the deadline.
Torra and the government left the decision to withdraw or leave the symbols and signs from department buildings in the hands of the corresponding departments, and many officials chose to recognize the order and removed the banners.
In the appeal, Torra alleges that the JEC does not have the power to give this order, and asks for the annulment and suspension of it.