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Spain: 'There will be no room for impunity' - Sanchez on Catalonia protests

Spain, Brussels
October 18, 2019 at 15:44 GMT +00:00 · Published

Acting Spainish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez spoke about the Catalan crisis in Brussels on Friday, where he was participating in a European Council summit.

Sanchez said that "the social and democratic rule of law cannot yield to the impulse of exaltation" and stressed that "there will be no room for impunity in the face of the acts of vandalism that we have seen in recent days in some cities in Catalonia."

Referring to the President of Catalonia, Quim Torra, Sanchez said that what he is doing is "frivolising with violence, underestimating the serious effects, not only on the economy but also on coexistence in Catalonia."

On Friday a general strike called by pro-independence unions began in Catalonia. So-called 'marches for freedom', which left on foot from different parts of Catalonia on Wednesday and have traveled 100 km (62 miles) in the last three days, are also set to converge in Barcelona.

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Acting Spainish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez spoke about the Catalan crisis in Brussels on Friday, where he was participating in a European Council summit.

Sanchez said that "the social and democratic rule of law cannot yield to the impulse of exaltation" and stressed that "there will be no room for impunity in the face of the acts of vandalism that we have seen in recent days in some cities in Catalonia."

Referring to the President of Catalonia, Quim Torra, Sanchez said that what he is doing is "frivolising with violence, underestimating the serious effects, not only on the economy but also on coexistence in Catalonia."

On Friday a general strike called by pro-independence unions began in Catalonia. So-called 'marches for freedom', which left on foot from different parts of Catalonia on Wednesday and have traveled 100 km (62 miles) in the last three days, are also set to converge in Barcelona.

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