Carme Forcadell, the president of the Catalan National Assembly (ANC), cleared up the confusion that followed her statement on Sunday that the ANC would support any decision made by the Parliament of Catalonia if the November 9 referendum could not be held. She declared that her words had been taken out of context, and insisted that the referendum on independence is still “their plan A and B”:
Vilaweb | Forcadell: “We have to bring the ballot boxes out on the streets, and if they dare, let them come take them from us”
We have to do whatever is possible and impossible to bring out the ballot boxes. Let someone else come and take them from us, and pay the price. We will do everything we can, and more. If we spend all day saying that we’re not going to talk about alternate hypotheses because they distract from the referendum, don’t ask me to play that game. Better that we don’t go there. Let’s leave it here. We have to bring out the ballot boxes and whoever dares, let them come take them from us. I see that very clearly.