Carles Puigdemont, regionspresident in Catalonia, to declare independence ”within days”.
That, he said to the BBC on Tuesday, according to Bloomberg News.
He spoke less than an hour after an unusual intervention from the Spanish king, Filipe VI, who said that the Catalan leaders had put themselves ”outside the law”.
Carles Puigdemont said in the interview with the BBC that his government will ”act in the end of the week or beginning of next week”. If the Spanish government would intervene, it would be ”a wrong which changes everything”.
On Tuesday night gathered according to the police, about 700,000 people in the streets of Barcelona to protest against police violence during the weekend’s referendum on independence in Catalonia.
At the same time, called a unit of Spain’s civilgarde of the emergency assistance in the autonomous region and accused the government of Madrid for having abandoned them to the harassment, which has reached levels as in the Basque country during the ETA’s heyday.
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