Total collapse of the PP in Catalonia leaves Rajoy exposed

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup

The Partido Popular score the worst results in their history, with only 3 deputies in parliament, in no parliamentary group. Albiol asserts that the results from the 21st of December are “bad news for the future of Catalonia” but admits the defeat of unionism.

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The Sixena litigation is feeding clashes between blocs, in the run up to the 21st of December

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The transfer of works from the Museum of Lleida to Aragon intensifies the criticisms from pro-sovereignty parties against the groups who endorsed the application of article 155, with special intensity directed at the Catalan Socialist Party. Ángel Ros has become the target of the demonstrators for the complicity of his Socialists with PP and Ciutadans.

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The Museum of Lleida: collateral damage from Article 155

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup

The 43 works from Sixena that were kept at the Museum of Lleida are moved to Aragon, in an operation which apparently required the Guardia Civil being sent to the capital of Segrià, at four in the morning, escorted by the Mossos d’Esquadra.

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Ex-Army colonel confirms Spanish state threats: Marta Rovira “did not lie”

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The General Secretary of the ERC party (Republican Left of Catalonia), Marta Rovira, “did not lie” in her statements from November 17, in which she said that the Spanish government had threatened to deploy the army and use “extreme violence” if independence leaders did not stop the independence process.

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From Salses to Guardamar, and from Fraga to Maó, via Brussels

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup

The Catalan clamour to fill Brussels has turned into an invitation to the wider citizenry of the Catalan countries. Demonstrators from Valencia, Mallorca, France, Menorca and more, are making their way to Brussels to support the Republic of Catalonia.

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[Photos] The emotion of Bassa and Borràs upon leaving the prison of d’Alcalá Meco

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Cabinet counsellors Dolors Bassa and Meritxell Borràs have left jail after spending almost a month imprisoned, as soon as their bail bonds of one hundred thousand euros each were deposited. Upon leaving the two government cabinet members were received by relatives, and colleagues from the Republican Left and the European Democratic Party of Catalonia.

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Grandmothers in yellow scarves are stopped because Rajoy is in a meeting nearby

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup

The Mossos d’Esquadra (Catalan Police) restricted access to a group of people who were on their way to the port of Mataró to wear yellow scarves, given that the president of the Spanish government, Mariano Rajoy, was there to have a meeting. The leader of the Partido Popular was in the city to participate in a PP campaign event at the Hotel Atenea Port.

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A stadium full of yellow

Catalan MonitorNews Roundup

50,000 people fill the Olympic Stadium in Montjuïc, contributing the “solidarity bank” for political prisoner bail, and to remind them that “you are not alone”. The three hour performance featured songs such as “L’Estaca” and “Tots Junts Vencerem”.

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