Madrid Usurps Control Over Catalonia

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Opinion Column by Stephen Lendman
Madrid Usurps Control Over Catalonia

by Stephen Lendman (stephenlendman.org – Home – Stephen Lendman)

After Catalan MPs declared independence from Spain, Madrid imposed control over the region.

The action was illegal, breaching international law, affirming the right of self-determination for all people.

Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy is modern-day Francisco Franco, a tinpot despot supported by EU nations and Washington.

On Friday, he lawlessly and maliciously sacked Catalan President Carles Puigdemont, Vice President Oriol Junqueras, other regional ministers, and Mossos (police) chief Pere Soler, along with dissolving Catalonia's parliament.

He announced snap regional elections for December 21, compounding his ruthlessness against Catalonia's people, celebrating their independence, their struggle just beginning to keep it.

Rajoy ordered closure of all Catalan embassies in other countries. Saying "we never wanted to reach this situ
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