Tsunami Democràtic calls on world to contribute to dialogue

Group leading protests against leaders' sentencing issues first message in English

The organization led protesters to the airport on Monday (by Elisenda Rosanas)
The organization led protesters to the airport on Monday (by Elisenda Rosanas) / ACN

ACN | Barcelona

October 19, 2019 05:04 PM

Tsunami Democràtic has called on the international community to contribute to dialogue between the Catalan and Spanish governments in order to find a way out of the crisis.

"We call on the international community to take a clear position in favor of the resolution the conflict between Catalonia and Spain based on dialogue and respect," said the group leading the protests against the independence leaders' sentencing through social media in their first message in English.

"There is only one path: sitting down and talking, sitting down and talking," added Tsunami Democràtic on Saturday early evening.

Over 350,000 people are subscribed to the group's telegram account, and almost 200,000 to their Twitter profile.

Investigated for alleged terrorism

This came the day after it was learned that the pro-independence group behind Monday's protests at Barcelona airport, is being investigated by Spain's National Court for alleged terrorism charges.

Sources in the high court told the Catalan News Agency that the charges are similar to those of which seven activists from the Committees for the Defense of the Republic (CDR) are accused

Among the terror charges the seven CDR activists in custody face are belonging to a terrorist organization, making and possession of explosives, and conspiracy to cause havoc.

Closure of websites

Spain's Guardia Civil police began closing down websites associated with the protest network on Friday afternoon, on the orders of the Spanish court.