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Spain: Protest after European Parliament strips Catalan Junqueras of deputy status 02:23

Spain: Protest after European Parliament strips Catalan Junqueras of deputy status

Spain, Barcelona
January 13, 2020 at 16:17 GMT -00:00 · Published

Hundreds of people gathered on in front of the Supreme Court of Justice of Catalonia, in Barcelona on Monday, to protest against the decision of the European Parliament of stripping Oriol Junqueras of his mandate as MEP.

The activists placed several boxes containing the 1.7 million independentist votes cast in the European elections of May 26, 2020, in front of the Supreme Court.

Marta Vilalta, the spokesperson of Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya, said that "In the next few hours we will present an appeal to the General Court of the European Union to modify the decision of the European Parliament of not having Oriol Junqueras as an MEP”.

The demonstration, called by the Catalan pro-independence associations ANC and omnium, was organised to denounce the withdrawal of the status of MEP from the leader of Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (ERC) and former Catalan vice-president saying it was violating the right to vote of Catalan citizens.

Oriol Junqueras is currently serving a 13-year prison sentence in prison for sedition and embezzlement for his participation in the independence attempt in the Catalan region.

Spain: Protest after European Parliament strips Catalan Junqueras of deputy status 02:23
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Hundreds of people gathered on in front of the Supreme Court of Justice of Catalonia, in Barcelona on Monday, to protest against the decision of the European Parliament of stripping Oriol Junqueras of his mandate as MEP.

The activists placed several boxes containing the 1.7 million independentist votes cast in the European elections of May 26, 2020, in front of the Supreme Court.

Marta Vilalta, the spokesperson of Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya, said that "In the next few hours we will present an appeal to the General Court of the European Union to modify the decision of the European Parliament of not having Oriol Junqueras as an MEP”.

The demonstration, called by the Catalan pro-independence associations ANC and omnium, was organised to denounce the withdrawal of the status of MEP from the leader of Esquerra Republicana de Catalunya (ERC) and former Catalan vice-president saying it was violating the right to vote of Catalan citizens.

Oriol Junqueras is currently serving a 13-year prison sentence in prison for sedition and embezzlement for his participation in the independence attempt in the Catalan region.

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