Catalan crisis: Spain condemns ‘blackmail’ of Puigdemont

Protesters with Spanish flags scream slogans in foster of a Spanish structure during a proof fortifying a assimilated Spain on 4 Oct 2017 in BarcelonaImage copyright

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Protesters call Spanish flags during a proof fortifying togetherness on Wednesday

Spain’s supervision has pronounced it will not accept “blackmail” after a Catalan personality indicated that autonomy could be announced subsequent week.

Carles Puigdemont contingency lapse to a trail of law before any traffic could take place, a Madrid supervision said in a matter (in Spanish).

His critique of a aristocrat showed he was “out of hold with reality”, it added.

Catalan officials contend 90% of those who voted in a doubtful referendum on Sunday corroborated independence.

Organisers put a audience on Sunday during 42%, with 2.2 million people holding part. But there were several reports of irregularities.

There was assault during polling stations as police, perplexing to make a Spanish justice preference to anathema a vote, attempted to seize list boxes and sunder voters.

King Felipe VI done a TV residence on Tuesday night, job Sunday’s opinion bootleg and undemocratic.

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Carles Puigdemont (left) criticised Spain’s King Felipe in his address

Mr Puigdemont pounded him for “deliberately ignoring millions of Catalans” and indicted a aristocrat of adopting a Spanish government’s position.

“This impulse calls for mediation,” he pronounced in a televised matter late on Wednesday. He claimed that a aristocrat had deserted a moderating purpose postulated to him by a Spanish constitution.

More on a Catalan crisis

Mr Puigdemont told a BBC on Tuesday that he would announce autonomy “at a finish of this week or a commencement of next”.

The Catalan supervision has pronounced there will be an unusual assembly of council on Monday to plead a outcome of a doubtful referendum.

Media captionThe BBC’s Tom Burridge on how a predicament in Spain is expected to unfold

In his matter on Wednesday evening, Mr Puigdemont did not give any serve sum of a probable stipulation of independence.

Switching to Spanish from Catalan, he thanked Spanish adults who had sent their “solidarity” to Catalonia.

What happened on Sunday?

Nearly 900 people were harm as military vigourously attempted to make a Spanish justice sequence suspending a vote, that a supervision had announced illegal.

Some military officers were seen banishment rubber bullets, conflict into polling stations and pulling women by their hair.

Thirty-three military officers were also injured, internal medical officials said.

Shocked by what they had seen, hundreds of thousands of Catalans assimilated travel protests on Tuesday. A ubiquitous strike was also called in criticism during “the grave defilement of rights and freedoms” seen during a ballot.

Catalan leader’s Game of Thrones

By Patrick Jackson, BBC News, Girona

It was a singular open conflict on a Spanish sovereign though King Felipe himself, pitch of inhabitant unity, occasionally addresses a nation on TV, and President Puigdemont had to respond.

At a bar in a Catalan leader’s home region, they clapped respectfully afterwards, happy with their personality and his call for mediation, and afterwards they joked about a Game of Thrones TV series.

“We need a aristocrat like Jon Snow who tries to keep his lands together and is with a people,” pronounced one woman, laughing.

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, by common agreement, was a Night King, wishing almighty winter on Catalonia.

“I wish a Spain that cares for all a cultures,” she combined some-more seriously. “Why not adore them all? We don’t know a debate of Felipe VI.”

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